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Genus Sphaeroma

Sphaeroma Isopod - Sphaeroma Sphaeroma papillae Sphaeroma papillae Sphaeroma terebrans - Sphaeroma Sphaeroma terebrans - Sphaeroma Sphaeroma terebrans - Sphaeroma Sphaeroma terebrans - Sphaeroma
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Peracarida (Marsupial Crustaceans)
Order Isopoda (Isopods)
No Taxon (Scutocoxifera)
Suborder Sphaeromatidea (Seapills and allies)
Superfamily Sphaeromatoidea (Seapills)
Family Sphaeromatidae (Typical Seapills)
Genus Sphaeroma
Explanation of Names
Sphaeroma Latreille, 1802
Identification
Most species in our area have serrated uropod exopods (something not found in any other genus in the suborder in our area) except for Sphaeroma papillae, which has rounded uropod exopod margins
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