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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Isopoda
Suborder: Microcerberidea
Lang, 1961 [1]

The Microcerberidea are a suborder of isopod crustaceans. They are less than 2 mm (0.079 in) long, and live interstitially.[2] They may be found in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and around the coasts of South America, Africa, the Mediterranean Sea, and India.[3]


  1. ^ WoRMS (2010). M. Schotte; C. B. Boyko; N. L. Bruce; G. C. B. Poore; S. Taiti; G. D. F. Wilson, eds. "Microcerberidea". World Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved October 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ Richard Brusca, Vania R. Coelho & Stefano Taiti. "Suborder Microcerberidea". Guide to the Coastal Marine Isopods of California. Tree of Life Web Project. Retrieved February 22, 2009. 
  3. ^ J. K. Lowry (October 2, 1999). "Microcerberidea (Isopoda, Peracarida, Malacostraca)". Crustacea, the Higher Taxa. Australian Museum.