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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
Superfamilia: Aselloidea

Familia: Asellidae
Genus: Asellus
Subgenera: A. (Arctasellus) – A. (Asellus)

Asellus Geoffroy, 1762

Type species: Oniscus aquaticus Linnaeus, 1758, by monotypy

Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Holmiæ: impensis direct. Laurentii Salvii Reference page.
Geoffroy, E.L. (1762). Histoire abrégée des insectes qui se trouvent aux environs de Paris; dans laquelle ces animaux sont rangés suivant un ordre méthodique. Tome seconde. Imprimerie de J. Durand, Paris, 690 pp., 22 pls.

Asellus is a genus of isopod crustaceans in the family Asellidae.

Asellus is divided into three subgenera which contain the following species:[1][a]
Asellus Geoffroy, 1764

Asellus alaskensis Bowman & Holmquist, 1975[2]
Asellus amamiensis Matsumoto, 1961
Asellus aquaticus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Asellus balcanicus Karaman, 1952
Asellus birsteini Levanidov, 1976
Asellus crypticus Collinge, 1945
Asellus epimeralis Birstein, 1947
Asellus ezoensis Matsumoto, 1962
Asellus hilgendorfii Bovallius, 1886
Asellus hyugaensis Matsumoto, 1960
Asellus incisus Van Name, 1936
Asellus kumaensis Matsumoto, 1960
Asellus latifrons Birstein, 1947
Asellus levanidovorum Henri & Magniez
Asellus meridionalis Racovitza, 1919
Asellus monticola Birstein, 1932
Asellus musashiensis Matsumoto, 1961
Asellus primoryensis Henry & Magniez, 1993
Asellus quicki Collinge, 1947
Asellus shikokuensis Matsumoto, 1960
Asellus tamaensis Matsumoto, 1960

Asellus (Mesoasellus) Birstein, 1939

Asellus dybowskii Semenkevich, 1924

Asellus (Phreatoasellus) Matsumoto, 1962

Asellus akyioshiensis (Ueno, 1927)
Asellus higoensis Matsumoto, 1960
Asellus iriei Matsumoto, 1978
Asellus minatoi (Matsumoto, 1978)
Asellus miurai Chappuis, 1955
Asellus uenoi (Matsumoto, 1978)
Asellus yoshinoensis Matsumoto, 1960


A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Asellus.


Marilyn Schotte (2011). M. Schotte; C. B. Boyko; N. L. Bruce; G. C. B. Poore; S. Taiti; G. D. F. Wilson (eds.). "Asellus Geoffroy, 1762". World Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved April 20, 2011.


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