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  Superfamily Aselloidea

Family Stenasellidae

    Genus Mexistenasellus -- North America.
    Genus Acanthastenasellus
    Genus Balkanostenasellus
    Genus Etlastenasellus
    Genus Johannella
    Genus Magniezia
    Genus Metastenasellus
    Genus Parastenasellus
    Genus Protelsonia
    Genus Stenasellus

Taxon Information

The Family Stenasellidae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

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

Literature Records

  • Stenasellidae, [North America] (Covich et al., 2010).
  • Stenasellidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Afrotropical, Oriental; 73 species worldwide, 8 Nearctic species] (Wilson, 2008).
  • Stenasellidae, 1 species, TX (Smith, 2001).


  • 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.

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