Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Subclass Eumalacostraca > Superorder Peracarida > Order Isopoda > Suborder Oniscidea > Family Armadillidiidae > Genus Armadillidium

Armadillidium vulgare (Latreille, 1804)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus

Armadillo Latreille, 1802

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

ArmadillidiumBrandt, 1833accepted genus name

Species group names

Armadillo vulgare Latreille, 1804 objective synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: dokri; dosta sources: Dhora, DH. 2008. Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 Danish: kuglebænkebider sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: gewone oprolpissebed sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: common pill woodlouse sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English-United States: Common Pill Woodlouse


original description

Latreille, P.A. (1802-1805). Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière des Crustacés et des Insectes : Ouvrage Faisant Suite aux Oeuvres de Leclerc de Buffon, et Partie du Cours Complet d´Histoire Naturelle Rédigé par C.S. Sonnini. 14 vols. F. Dufart, Paris.

basis of record

Schotte, M., B.F. Kensley, and S. Shilling. (1995 onwards). World list of Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Crustacea Isopoda. National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution: Washington D.C., USA.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (195 publications)
Barcode of Life (12 barcodes)
GenBank (23473 nucleotides; 150 proteins)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Isopod Collection


Schotte, M. (2014). Armadillidium vulgare (Latreille, 1804). In: Schotte, M.; Boyko, C.B; Bruce, N.L.; Poore, G.C.B.; Taiti, S. & Wilson, G.D.F. (Eds) (2014) World Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:257832

Dr Geoffrey Boxshall. Armadillidium vulgare (Latreille, 1804). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=218143




 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data


not marine, not brackish, not fresh, terrestrial


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