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Phoratopus remex
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Isopoda
Suborder: Phoratopidea
Brandt & Poore, 2003
Family: Phoratopodidae
Hale, 1925
Genus: Phoratopus
Hale, 1925
Species: P. remex
Binomial name
Phoratopus remex
Hale, 1925 [1]

Phoratopus remex is a species of isopod crustaceans known from only two specimens, and first described in 1925 by Herbert Matthew Hale (1895–1963).[2] It lives on the continental shelf at Encounter Bay and Fowlers Bay, South Australia.[3][4] It is so unlike all other isopods that it is placed in its own family, Phoratopodidae and suborder, Phoratopidea.[5]


  1. ^ "Phoratopus remex Hale, 1925". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Gary C. B. Poore & Helen M. Lew Ton (2002). "Phoratopodidae Hale, 1925". In W. W. K. Houston & Pamela L. Beesley. Zoological catalogue of Australia: Crustacea: Malocostraca: Syncarida, Peracarida, Isopoda, Tanaidacea, Mictacea, Thermosbaenacea, Spelaeogriphacea. Volume 19 of Zoological catalogue of Australia. CSIRO Publishing. pp. 192–193. ISBN 978-0-643-05677-0. 
  3. ^ "Species Phoratopus remex Hale, 1925". Australian Faunal Directory. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. 29 March 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  4. ^ S. J. Keable, G. C. B. Poore & G. D. F. Wilson (2 October 2002). "Phoratopodidae Hale, 1925". Australian Isopoda: Families. 
  5. ^ 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.