AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF TERRESTRIAL ISOPOD FAUNA (CRUSTACEA : ISOPODA) OF INDIAShahnaz Tabassum, Santanu Mitra and Seema Langer
The present study is an attempt to compile the list of terrestrial isopods found in India to this date, which are mentioned in various published literature. A total of 78 species belonging to 30 genera and 14 families are here in listed from Indian states. The highest number of species, genera and family are found from Tamil Nadu and Andaman and Nicobar and the least are found from Gujarat and Jharkhand. The highest number of species reported belongs to the genus Cubaris (17 species) followed by genus Adinda (8 species) and then genus Philoscia with 5 species. Compared to their importance, very little number of studies have been conducted on the terrestrial isopods in India.