Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Subclass Eumalacostraca > Superorder Peracarida > Order Isopoda > Suborder Valvifera > Family Idoteidae > Genus Idotea

Idotea balthica (Pallas, 1772)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

IdoteaFabricius, 1798accepted genus name

Species group names

Idotea baltica Pallas, 1772 orthographic variant
Idotea baltica Pallas, 1772 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: almindelig tanglus sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: gewone zeepissebed sources: Hayward, P.; Nelson-Smith, A.; Shields, C. (1999). Gids van kust en strand: flora en fauna [Coast and beach guide: flora and fauna]. Tirion: Baarn, Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-327-5. 352, ill. pp.
 English: Baltic isopod sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 Polish: podwoik bałtycki


original description

Pallas, P.S. (1772) Spicilegia Zoologica, quibus novae imprimis et obscurae animalium species iconibus, descriptionibus atque commentariis illustrantur cura P.S. Pallas. Fasciculus 9. pp. 1-86, 5 Pl. Berolini.

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

Trott, T.J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist (Special Issue 2): 261 - 324.

additional source

ITIS database

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

Rappé, G. (1989). Annoted checklist of the marine and brackish-water Isopoda (Crustacea, Malacostraca) of Belgium, in: Wouters, K.; Baert, L. (Ed.) (1989). Proceedings of the Symposium "Invertebrates of Belgium". pp. 165-168

additional source

Meinkoth, N.A. 1981. Field guide to North American seashore creatures. The Audubon Society. Alfred A. Knopf. New York. 799 p.

additional source

Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp.

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Isopod Collection
Marine Life Information Network - UK
Biodiversity Heritage Library (29 publications)
Barcode of Life (7 barcodes)


Poore, G.; Schotte, M. (2014). Idotea balthica (Pallas, 1772). 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:119039




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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