Smooth Slater
( Porcellio laevis )


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IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Porcellio laevis
(Latreille, 1804)
Common Name:Smooth Slater
Life Stage:I

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Malacostraca
Superorder:Peracarida
Order:Isopoda
Suborder:Oniscidea
Family:Porcellionidae
Genus:Porcellio
Taxon Code:CRU02141
ITIS TSN#:93268

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
E of Merritt College, Leona Canyon Regional Open Space Preserve, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CAEB310001
Park/Forest:Leona Canyon Regional Open Space Preserve

RECOGNITION
The smoothly glossy, dark and essentially unpatterned dorsal surface of P. laevis, the sharply triangular telson and long uropods are distinctive among the introduced European Porcellio spp.

BIOLOGY
Range
Native to Europe, adventive in North America.

HABITAT

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar

REFERENCES
  • Species Porcellio laevis. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/260023). Accessed March 12, 2016. [ IMAGES ]
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System TSN#93268
  • iNaturalist


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