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  Superfamily Janiroidea

Family Microparasellidae

    Genus Microcharon -- North America.
    Genus Angeliera
    Genus Microparasellus
    Genus Paracharon

Taxon Information

The Family Microparasellidae 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

  • Microparasellidae, [Palearctic, Neotropical, Australasian, Pacific; 72 species worldwide] (Wilson, 2008).
  • Microparasellidae, 1 or 2 species in groundwater, GA, MT (Smith, 2001).


  • 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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