Spherillo albospinosus (Dollfus)
White-spined Hawaiian Woodlouse
|syn. Armadillo albospinosus (Dollfus)|
Hawai'i Islands: O'ahu
|local name: -|
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