Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Subclass Eumalacostraca > Superorder Peracarida > Order Isopoda > Suborder Sphaeromatidea > Superfamily Sphaeromatoidea

Sphaeromatidae Latreille, 1825

Rank: Family
Taxon Status: accepted


Campecopea Leach, 1814
Cilicaea Leach, 1818
Cymodoce Leach, 1814
Dynamene Leach, 1814
Dynamenella Hansen, 1905
Exosphaeroma Stebbing, 1900
Ischyromene Racovitza, 1908
Lekanesphaera Verhoeff, 1943
Monolistra Gerstaecker, 1856
Paracerceis Hansen, 1905
Paradella Harrison & Holdich, 1982
Sphaeroma Latreille, 1802

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Swedish: klotkr√§ftor


basis of record

van der Land, J. (2001). Isopoda - excluding Epicaridea, 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. 315-321

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

Martin, J.W.; Davis, G.E. (2001). An updated classification of the recent Crustacea. Science Series, 39. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA). vii, 123 pp.

additional source

Brandt, A. and Poore, G.C.B. (2003). Higher classification of the flabelliferan and related Isopoda based on a reappraisal of relationships. Invertebrate Systematics 17: 893-923.



External Links



Bruce, Niel L.; Schotte, M. (2014). Sphaeromatidae Latreille, 1825. 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:118277




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