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Eurydice affinis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Isopoda
Suborder: Flabellifera
Sars, 1882 [1]

Flabellifera is a former suborder of isopod crustaceans. It is a polyphyletic or paraphyletic group, and contained over 3000 species.[2][3] Its members are now placed in the Sphaeromatidea and Cymothoida.[4]


  1. ^ "Flabellifera". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ J. K. Lowry (November 2, 1999). "Flabellifera". Crustacea: The Higher Taxa. Australian Museum. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ Richard Brusca, Vania R. Coelho & Stefano Taiti. "Suborder Flabellifera". Guide to the Coastal Marine Isopods of California. Tree of Life Web Project. Retrieved January 28, 2009. 
  4. ^ Angelika Brandt & Gary C. B. Poore (2003). "Higher classification of the flabelliferan and related Isopoda based on a reappraisal of relationships". Invertebrate Systematics. 17 (6): 893–923. doi:10.1071/IS02032.