Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Subclass Eumalacostraca > Superorder Peracarida > Order Isopoda > Suborder Cymothoida > Superfamily Cymothooidea > Family Cirolanidae > Genus Eurydice

Eurydice pulchra Leach, 1815

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

EurydiceLeach, 1815accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: smuk brakvandstanglus sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: agaatpissebed; gewone pissebed; strandpissebed 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.;Kerckhof, F.; Rappé, G. (1982). Eurydice affinis, an isopod, new for the Belgian coast [Eurydice affinis, een agaatpissebed nieuw voor de Belgische kust]. De Strandvlo 2(1): 3-9;Cattrijsse, A.; Vincx, M. (2001). Biodiversity of the benthos and the avifauna of the Belgian coastal waters: summary of data collected between 1970 and 1998. Sustainable Management of the North Sea. Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs: Brussel, Belgium. 48 pp.
 English: speckled sea louse; speckled selouse sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;BIOTIC
 English-United States: Speckled Sea Louse


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

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.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Isopod Collection
Marine Life Information Network - UK
Biodiversity Heritage Library (111 publications)
Barcode of Life
GenBank (1032 nucleotides; 18 proteins)


Schotte, M. (2014). Eurydice pulchra 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:118852




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marine, brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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