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  Family Sphaeromatidae

Genus Sphaeroma

    Species S. terebrans -- North America.
    Species S. annandalei
    Species S. bigranulatum
    Species S. boryi
    Species S. conglobator
    Species S. curtum
    Species S. destructor
    Species S. dumerilii
    Species S. emarginatum
    Species S. exosphaeroma
    Species S. felix
    Species S. gayi
    Species S. globicauda
    Species S. granti
    Species S. intermedium
    Species S. laurensi
    Species S. papillae
    Species S. pentodon
    Species S. peruvianum
    Species S. podicipitis
    Species S. prideauxianum
    Species S. propinqua
    Species S. quadridentatum
    Species S. quoyanum
    Species S. retrolaeve
    Species S. serratum
    Species S. sieboldii
    Species S. tomentosum
    Species S. triste
    Species S. tuberculatum
    Species S. venustissimum
    Species S. walkeri

Taxon Information

The Genus Sphaeroma 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

  • Sphaeroma, [North America] (Covich et al., 2010).
  • Sphaeroma, a borer in timbers, roots, and mangroves in fresh, brackish, and salt waters; FL to TX (Smith, 2001).
  • Sphaeroma, "... in brackish and fresh water. Reported from Fla. and probably widely distributed around the Gulf Coast. Common in marsh areas of La." (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.
  • 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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