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Asellus aquaticus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Isopoda
Suborder: Asellota
Superfamily: Aselloidea
Family: Asellidae
Latreille, 1802 [1]

The Asellidae are a family of isopod crustaceans, one of the largest families of freshwater isopods, living in both epigean and hypogean habitats in North America and Europe.[2] The family includes these genera:[3]


  1. ^ "Asellidae Latreille, 1802". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved April 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Asellidae". FreshwaterLife. December 14, 2006. 
  3. ^ Marilyn Schotte & George D. F. Wilson (2011). M. Schotte, C. B. Boyko, N. L. Bruce, G. C. B. Poore, S. Taiti & G. D. F. Wilson, ed. "Asellidae". World Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved April 20, 2011. 

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