Spherillo albospinosus   (Dollfus)

White-spined Hawaiian Woodlouse
(Spherillo albospinosus)

syn. Armadillo albospinosus (Dollfus)


Hawai'i Islands: O'ahu

local name: -

size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

The genus Spherillo is distributed within the Indopacific region and comprises about one hundred species, three of which occur on the Hawaiian Islands - two of them probably extinct today.


The White-spined Hawaiian Woodlouse from the island of O'ahu was obviously not found again since its description in the year 1900, and is therefore considered most probably extinct.


White-spined Hawaiian Woodlouse (Spherillo albospinosus); cephalon

Depiction from: ‘Fauna Hawaiiensis; being the land-fauna of the Hawaiian islands. by various authors, 1899-1913. Cambridge [Eng.]: The University press, 1913′


- Stefano Taiti; Francis G. Howarth: Terrestrial Isopods from the Hawaiian Islands (Isopoda: Oniscidea). Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 45: 59-71. 1996