Hawaiodillo sharpi (Dollfus, 1900:523)

Sharp's Hawaiian woodlouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Armadillo sharpi Dollfus, 1900:523 (original combination)


Conservation Status


Last record: 8 August 1937 (Taiti & Howarth, 1996)



Kauai, Hawaiian Islands, USA


Only two specimens have ever been reported, both collected on the island of Kauai (Taiti & Howarth, 1996).


Biology & Ecology

Nothing is known of the biology of this genus (Taiti & Howarth, 1996).



Two museum specimens exist, the holotype and a later specimen (Taiti & Howarth, 1996).






Original scientific description:

Dollfus, F. J. A. (1900). Crustacea Isopoda. In: David Sharp (Editor). Fauna Hawaiiensis or The Zoology of the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Isles: being results of the explorations instituted by the Joint Committee appointed by British Association for the Advancement of Science and carried on with the assistance of those bodies and of the Trustees of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum at Honolulu 2(5): 521-526.


Other references:

Boyko, C.B.; Bruce, N.L.; Hadfield, K.A.; Merrin, K.L.; Ota, Y.; Poore, G.C.B.; Taiti, S.; Schotte, M.; Wilson, G.D.F. (Eds) (2008 onwards). World Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans database. Hawaiodillo sharpi (Dollfus, 1900). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2021-11-02

Budde-Lund, G. (1904). A revision of "Crustacea Isopoda Terrestria" with additions and illustrations. 2. Spherilloninae. 3. Armadillo. Pp. 33-144, pls. 6-10. Copenhagen. [p. 67]

Jackson, Harold Gordon. (1941). Check-list of the terrestrial and fresh-water Isopoda of Oceania. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 99(8): 1-35.

Schmalfuss, Helmut. (2003). World catalog of terrestrial isopods (Isopoda: Oniscidea). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, ser. A (Biologie), no. 654: 1-341.

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

Verhoeff, K. W. (1926). Isopoda terrestria von Neu-Caledonien und den Loyalty-Inseln. In F. Sarasin and J. Roux, Nova Caledonia, Zoologie, Muenchen 4(2): 243-366, figs. 1-141. [p. 256]


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