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Microcerberidae

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The Microcerberidae are a family of isopod crustaceans. They are less than 2 mm (0.079 in) long, and live interstitially in shallow marine or freshwater sand habitats.[1]

Marine microcerberids comprise the main part species diversity, but are very alike. As a group, they have very broad distribution:

  • the majority of Coxicerberus: Americas, southern coasts of Europe, Africa, warm waters of Asia, New Zealand
  • "Microcerberus" monodi: Angola

Freshwater taxa are less abundant in species number (only 12 species), but are more morphologically diverse and include seven or eight genera. They have these distributions:

References

  1. ^ Richard Brusca, Vania R. Coelho & Stefano Taiti. "Suborder Microcerberidea". Guide to the Coastal Marine Isopods of California. Tree of Life Web Project. Retrieved 2009-02-22.
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Microcerberidae: Brief Summary

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The Microcerberidae are a family of isopod crustaceans. They are less than 2 mm (0.079 in) long, and live interstitially in shallow marine or freshwater sand habitats.

Marine microcerberids comprise the main part species diversity, but are very alike. As a group, they have very broad distribution:

the majority of Coxicerberus: Americas, southern coasts of Europe, Africa, warm waters of Asia, New Zealand "Microcerberus" monodi: Angola

Freshwater taxa are less abundant in species number (only 12 species), but are more morphologically diverse and include seven or eight genera. They have these distributions:

Afrocerberus and Protocerberus: central and southern Africa Bulgarocerberus: Bulgaria Isoyvesia: Cuba Mexicerberus: Mexico Microcerberus: South Carolina, Romania, Bulgaria and Macedonia "Microcerberus" remyi: Morocco Coxicerberus ruffoi: northern Italy
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