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Species Porcellio scaber

Cylisticus convexus or Tracheoniscus rathkei? - Porcellio scaber Sow Bug - Porcellio scaber Woodlouse - Porcellio scaber Wood louse half molted - Porcellio scaber Isopod - Porcellio scaber Isopod 2 - Porcellio scaber Common Rough Woodlouse - Porcellio scaber Woodlouse - Porcellio scaber
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
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.
Originally from Europe Global Invasive Species Database
Cosmopolitan according to Discover Life
planted forests, urban areas