Spherillo albospinosus   (Dollfus)


 
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White-spined Hawaiian Woodlouse
(Spherillo albospinosus)

 
syn. Armadillo albospinosus (Dollfus)

 
distribution:

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.

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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.

 
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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′

 
References:

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