From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ligia oceanica Flickr.jpg
Ligia oceanica
Ligidium japonicum 200606 01.JPG
Ligidium japonicum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Isopoda
Infraorder: Diplocheta
Vandel, 1957 [1]
Family: Ligiidae
Leach, 1814 [2]

Ligiidae is a family of woodlice, the only family in the infraorder Diplocheta. Its members are common on rocky shores, in similar habitats to those inhabited by species of the bristletail Petrobius and the crab Cyclograpsus.[3] The family contains the following genera:[4]


  1. ^ "Diplocheta". Australian Faunal Directory. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Ligiidae Leach, 1814". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ Colin Little (1990). "Rocky and shingle shores as routes to land". The Terrestrial Invasion: an Ecophysiological Approach to the Origins of Land Animals. Cambridge Studies in Ecology. Cambridge University Press. pp. 148–166. ISBN 978-0-521-33669-7. 
  4. ^ Helmut Schmalfuss (2003). "World catalog of terrestrial isopods (Isopoda: Oniscidea) – revised and updated version". Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, Serie A 654: 341 pp.