Distribution

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Common rough woodlice are considered native to mainland Europe. This species has spread throughout the world, including onto isolated islands such as Hawaii and Marion Island (located between Africa and Antarctica) and is found on every continent, not including Antarctica. Their dispersal has been facilitated by humans, as they can easily be transported via leaf matter and wood. They prefer temperate climates.

Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Introduced ); palearctic (Native ); oriental (Introduced ); ethiopian (Introduced ); neotropical (Introduced ); australian (Introduced ); oceanic islands (Introduced )

Other Geographic Terms: cosmopolitan

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