Gabunillo Schmalfuss & Ferrara, 1983 n. sp.

Status

GB IUCN status: Not applicable (non-native)

ID Difficulty

4

Identification

A tiny ball-rolling species (about 2mm in length), entirely lacking in pigment, except for a single reddish ommatidum.  The entire body is covered in blunt scale-spines, and (atypically for an Armadillid) it has a triangular telson. 

A brief description of this species, with figures, is given in Gregory (2014).

Mark Telfer
Mark Telfer
James Harding-Morris

Distribution and Habitat

Only known from Eden Project (Rainforest Biome), Cornwall, where it was first collected in 2003, and refound in 2009 & 2010. 

Reference

Gregory, S. (2014) Woodlice (Isopoda: Oniscidea) from Eden Project, Cornwall, with descriptions of species new to Britain, and poorly known British species. Bulletin of the British Myriapod & Isopod Group 27: 3-26.

idBmigTaxa

80