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  Superfamily Aselloidea

Family Asellidae

    Genus Lirceus -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Asellus -- North America.
    Genus Caecidotea -- North America.
    Genus Calasellus -- North America.
    Genus Columbasellus -- North America.
    Genus Lirceolus -- North America.
    Genus Remasellus -- North America.
    Genus Salmasellus -- North America.
    Genus Baicalasellus
    Genus Bowmanasellus
    Genus Bragasellus
    Genus Chthonasellus
    Genus Gallasellus
    Genus Mesoasellus
    Genus Nipponasellus
    Genus Oregonasellus
    Genus Phreatoasellus
    Genus Proasellus
    Genus Sibirasellus
    Genus Stygasellus
    Genus Synasellus
    Genus Uenasellus

Taxon Information

The Family Asellidae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from Wisconsin.

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

Literature Records

  • Asellidae, [North America] (Covich et al., 2010).
  • Asellidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oriental; 379 species worldwide, 112 Nearctic species] (Wilson, 2008).
  • Asellidae, [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Asellidae, "This family contains 2 genera and numerous species, and is by far the most important and most characteristics of the North American fresh-water isopods" (Chace et al., 1959).


  • 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]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Isopoda (Aquatic sow bugs). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 553-567.
  • Chace, F.A., jr., J.G. Mackin, L. Hubricht, A.H. Banner & H.H. Hobbs, jr. 1959. Malacostraca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 869-901.

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