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Species Porcellionides pruinosus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Peracarida (Peracarida (Amphipods and Isopods))
Order Isopoda (Isopods)
Suborder Oniscidea (Woodlice)
Infraorder Holoverticata
No Taxon (Orthogonopoda)
No Taxon (Crinocheta)
Family Porcellionidae
Genus Porcellionides
Species pruinosus (Porcellionides pruinosus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Author of species is Brandt 1833
Numbers
10 subspecies (ITIS)
Size
5-10 mm
Identification
External diagnostic features (Ferenc Vilisics's comments):
5-10 mm long (without antennae)
2-segmented flagellum
abdomen slender, visibly divides from thorax
color ranges from blue-violet to light orange
no patches or stripes, only subtle waxy grains that makes a "soft" look of surface
often in warm places, under rocks exposed to sun or inside compost heaps.
More diagnostic features here
Range
Native to the Mediterranean, adventive elsewhere and now cosmopolitan(1) (map)
Habitat
all anthropogenic habitats(1)
Works Cited
1.Checklist of the terrestrial isopods of the New World (Crustacea, Isopoda, Oniscidea)
Leistikow A., Wägele J.W. 1999. Rev. Bras. Zool. 16: 1-72.