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Species Porcellio scaber

Family Porcellionidae - Porcellio scaber sow bug - Porcellio scaber Is This Porcellio scaber ? - Porcellio scaber rough woodlouse - Porcellio scaber Purple P. scaber?? - Porcellio scaber Porcellio scaber What Species is this? (Binomial name please) - Porcellio scaber Isopod - Porcellio scaber
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 Porcellio
Species scaber (Porcellio scaber)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oniscus granulatus
Explanation of Names
Author: Latreille 1804
Identification
The rough surface and the the dark color distinguish it from Oniscus asellus, as does the apiculate middle lobe on the head. [from comment by Ferenc Vilisics]
Densely covered with tubercles. Usually dark grey, sometimes quite red or variegated with yellow. Albinos have been reported.
Range
Originally from Europe Global Invasive Species Database
Cosmopolitan according to Discover Life
Habitat
planted forests, urban areas
Food
detritus