Lirceus fontinalis Rafinesque-Schmaltz 1820

Simon, Thomas P., Morris, Charles C., Robb, Joseph R. & McCoy, William, 2015, Biological Diversity, Ecological Health and Condition of Aquatic Assemblages at National Wildlife Refuges in Southern Indiana, USA, Biodiversity Data Journal 3, pp. 4300-4300: 4300

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.3.e4300

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scientific name

Lirceus fontinalis Rafinesque-Schmaltz 1820
status

 

Lirceus fontinalis Rafinesque-Schmaltz 1820  

Distribution

Patoka River NWR: 1, 3, 22, 25, 27, 29-31, 35, 36, 73, 79

Muscatatuck NWR: 7-13, 16, 19, 20

Big Oaks NWR: 13, 15, 20

The species ranges from southern Indiana, Kentucky, southwestern Ohio, and northern Tennessee ( Lewis and Rafail 2002). The bluegrass spring isopod was collected from caves in the Middle Fork, Big Creek, and Graham Creek watersheds.

Ecology

Lirceus fontinalis   (24%) was dominant within the refuges and is considered to have a wide habitat tolerance. The bluegrass spring isopod is a cave spring species associated with karst habitats ( Lewis and Rafail 2002).

Conservation

The bluegrass spring isopod has a conservation species rank is S3/G4.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Isopoda

Family

Asellidae

Genus

Lirceus