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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Peracarida
Ordo: Isopoda
Subordo: Asellota
Superfamiliae: AselloideaGnathostenetroidoideaJaniroideaStenetrioidea
Familiae incertae sedis: Atlantasellidae – Microcerberidae – Vermectiadidae


Asellota Latreille, 1802
Primary references

Latreille, P.A. 1802. Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière des crustacés et des insectes. Ouvrage faisant suite à l’histoire naturelle générale et particulière, composée par Leclerc de Buffon, et rédigée par C.S. Sonnini, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes. Familles naturelles des genres. Tome troisième. F. Dufart, Paris, xii + pp. 13–467 + [1 (errata)]. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Martin, J.W. & Davis, G.E. 2001. An Updated Classification of the Recent Crustacea. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County science series, 39. vii+124 pp. ISBN 1-891276-27-1. PDF. Reference page.


Asellota in the World List of Marine Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans

Vernacular names
中文: 栉水虱亚目

Asellota is a suborder of isopod crustaceans found in marine and freshwater environments.[2] Roughly one-quarter of all marine isopods belong to this suborder.[3] Members of this suborder are readily distinguished from other isopods by their complex copulatory apparatus. Other characteristics include six-jointed antennal peduncle, the styliform uropods (a character shared with some other isopod groups), the fusion of pleonites 5, 4 and sometimes 3 to the pleotelson, and absence of the first pleopod in females.[3][4]

The suborder Asellota comprises these families:[5] Some classifications also include the Microcerberidea within Asellota.[5]

Janiroidea Sars, 1897

  • Acanthaspidiidae Menzies, 1962
  • Dendrotiidae Vanhöffen, 1914
  • Desmosomatidae Sars, 1899
  • Echinothambematidae Menzies, 1956
  • Haplomunnidae Wilson, 1976
  • Haploniscidae Hansen, 1916
  • Ischnomesidae Hansen, 1916
  • Janirellidae Menzies, 1956
  • Janiridae Sars, 1897
  • Joeropsis Koehler, 1885[6]
  • Joeropsididae Nordenstam, 1933
  • Katianiridae Svavarsson, 1987
  • Macrostylidae Hansen, 1916
  • Mesosignidae Schultz, 1969
  • Microparasellidae Karaman, 1933
  • Mictosomatidae Wolff, 1965
  • Munnidae Sars, 1897
  • Munnopsidae Lilljeborg, 1864
  • Nannoniscidae Hansen, 1916
  • Paramunnidae Vanhöffen, 1914
  • Pleurocopidae Fresi & Schiecke, 1972
  • Santiidae Wilson, 1987
  • Thambematidae Stebbing, 1913

Aselloidea Latreille, 1802

  • Asellidae Latreille, 1802
  • Stenasellidae Dudich, 1924

Stenetrioidea Hansen, 1905

  • Pseudojaniridae Wilson, 1986
  • Stenetriidae Hansen, 1905

Gnathostenetroidoidea Kussakin, 1967

  • Gnathostenetroididae Kussakin, 1967
  • Protojaniridae Fresi, Idato & Scipione, 1980
  • Vermectiadidae Just & Poore, 1992


"Asellota". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
J. K. Lowry (October 2, 1999). "Asellota". Crustacea, the Higher Taxa. Archived from the original on January 20, 2009. Retrieved January 29, 2009.
Richard Brusca, Vania R. Coelho and Stefano Taiti. "Suborder Asellota". Guide to the Coastal Marine Isopods of California. Retrieved January 28, 2009.
George D. F. (Buz) Wilson. "Definition of the Asellota". University of Sydney. Archived from the original on June 23, 2005. Retrieved January 28, 2009.
J. W. Martin & G. E. Davis (2001). An Updated Classification of the Recent Crustacea (PDF). Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. pp. 132 pp. WoRMS


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