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

Idotea pelagica Leach, 1815

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

IdoteaFabricius, 1798accepted genus name


original description

Leach W.E. 1815b. A tabular view of the external characters of four classes of animals, wich Linne arranged under Insecta; with the distribution of the genera composing three of these classes into orders, etc. and descriptions of several new genera and species Transactions of the Linnean Society, London, 11: 307-400.

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

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

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





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (61 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Isopod Collection
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Isopod Collection
Marine Life Information Network - UK
Barcode of Life (8 barcodes)
GenBank (2 nucleotides; 2 proteins)


Poore, G.; Schotte, M. (2014). Idotea pelagica Leach, 1815. 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:119050




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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