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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). Schotte M, Boyko CB, Bruce NL, Poore GC, Taiti S, Wilson GD, 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.