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Porcellio

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Kingdom  Animalia
Suborder  Oniscidea
Scientific name  Porcellio
Higher classification  Porcellionidae
Order  Isopods
Subphylum  Crustacea
Family  Porcellionidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Porcellio scaber, Porcellio laevis

Porcellio expansus spanish isopod


Porcellio is a genus of woodlice in the family Porcellionidae. These crustaceans are found essentially worldwide. A well-known species is the common rough woodlouse, Porcellio scaber.

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Porcellio Porcellio scaber

Most of the hundreds of Porcellio species were described by 1950, and many were known by the end of the 19th century already. But occasionally, new species have been found even in recent times.

Porcellio Porcellio Wikipdia

Smooth isopods porcellio laevis feeding on a mushroom


Species

There are approximately 191 species in the genus Porcellio :

Porcellio Porcellio dilatatus Woodlouse

Porcellio cyclocephalus and P. notatus are fossil species from Baltic amber. They are placed in the present genus for lack of a better alternative, but whether this is correct is doubtful as the original descriptions are very brief and hardly diagnostic.

Porcellio Porcellio Flickr

Porcellio Porcellio spinicornis Porcellio spinicornis NatureSpot

References

Porcellio Wikipedia