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Calathura norvegica (Leptanthuridae)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Isopoda
Suborder: Cymothoida
Superfamily: Anthuroidea
Leach, 1814

Anthuroidea is a superfamily of isopod crustaceans, formerly treated as a suborder, Anthuridea.[1] The group is characterised by "an elongate cylindrical body form, without dorsal coxal plates, and with a uropodal exopod attached to the peduncle proximally and dorsally".[2] There are more than 500 described species in 57 genera,[2] arranged across six families:[1]


  1. ^ a b WoRMS (2009). M. Schotte, C. B. Boyko, N. L. Bruce, G. C. B. Poore, S. Taiti & G. D. F. Wilson, eds. "Anthuroidea". World Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Gary C. B. Poore (2001). "Families and genera of Isopoda Anthuridea". In Brian Kensley; Richard C. Brusca. Isopod systematics and evolution. Volume 13 of Crustacean issues. CRC Press. pp. 63–173. ISBN 978-90-5809-327-1.