Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Subclass Eumalacostraca > Superorder Peracarida > Order Isopoda > Suborder Cymothoida > Infraorder Epicaridea > Superfamily Bopyroidea > Family Bopyridae > Subfamily Athelginae

Athelges Gerstaecker, 1862

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Athelgue Hesse, 1861 synonym


Athelges bilobus G.O. Sars, 1898
Athelges cladophorus Gerstaecker, 1862
Athelges guitarra Giard & Bonnier, 1890
Athelges intermediaire (Hesse, 1876)
Athelges paguri (Rathke, 1843)
Athelges pelagosae Babic, 1912
Athelges prideauxii Giard & Bonnier, 1890
Athelges tenuicaudis G.O. Sars, 1898


original description

Gerstaecker, A. (1862) Bericht über die wissenschaftlichen Leistungen im Gebiete der Entomologie wahrend des Jahres 1861. Wiegmanns Archiv für Naturgeschichte 28 (2): 273-571.

basis of record

Markham, J.C. (2001). Isopoda, Epicaridea, Bopyridae, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 322

additional source

Barnard, K.H.. 1955. Additions to the fauna-list of South African Crustacea and Pycnogonida. Annals of the South African Museum 43:1-107, figs. 1-53. (xii-1955)

additional source

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.

additional source

Markham, J. C. (1977) Athelges Gerstaecker, 1862 (Crustacea, Isopoda): proposed conservation. Z.N.(S.) 2207. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 34(2): 126-129.

status source

Melville, R. V. (1982) Opinion 1229 Athelges Gerstaecker, 1862 (Crustacea, Isopoda): Conserved. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 39(4): 238-240.



External Links



Boyko, C.; Schotte, M.; Markham, J. (2014). Athelges Gerstaecker, 1862. 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:118164




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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