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  Order Isopoda

Suborder Oniscidea (woodlice, rollie-pollies, pill bugs)

    Family Armadillidiidae -- midwestern North America.
    Family Cylisticidae -- midwestern North America.
    Family Oniscidae -- midwestern North America.
    Family Porcellionidae -- midwestern North America.
    Family Trachelipodidae -- midwestern North America.
    Family Ligiidae -- North America.
    Family Trichoniscidae -- North America.
    Family Philosciidae
    Family Scyphacidae
    Family Actaeciidae
    Family Agnaridae
    Family Alloniscidae
    Family Armadillidae
    Family Balloniscidae
    Family Bathytropidae
    Family Berytoniscidae
    Family Buddelundiellidae
    Family Delatorreidae
    Family Detonidae
    Family Dubioniscidae
    Family Eubelidae
    Family Halophilosciidae
    Family Hekelidae
    Family Irmaosidae
    Family Mesoniscidae
    Family Olibrinidae
    Family Platyarthridae
    Family Pudeoniscidae
    Family Rhyscotidae
    Family Schoebliidae
    Family Scleropactidae
    Family Spelaeoniscidae
    Family Stenoniscidae
    Family Styloniscidae
    Family Tendosphaeridae
    Family Titaniidae
    Family Turanoniscidae
    Family Tylidae

Taxon Information

The Suborder Oniscidea has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from midwestern states of North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Oniscidea, [North America] (Covich et al., 2010).
  • Oniscidea, [Palearctic, Neotropical, Australasian, Pacific; 9 species in 8 genera worldwide] (Wilson, 2008).


  • Covich, A.P., J.H. Thorp & D.C. Rogers. 2010. Introduction to the Subphylum Crustacea. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 695-723.
  • Wilson, G.D.F. 2008. Global diversity of isopod crustaceans (Crustacea; Isopoda) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 231-240. [Available online]

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