Disconectes madseni

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Taxonavigation: Janiroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Peracarida
Ordo: Isopoda
Subordo: Asellota
Superfamilia: Janiroidea

Familia: Munnopsididae
Subfamilia: Eurycopinae
Genus: Disconectes
Species: Disconectes madseni


Disconectes madseni (Wolff, 1956)

Holotype: ZMUC CRU-7179 - male
Type-locality: Kermadec Trench, NE of New Zealand; 32°10’S 177°14’W. Habitat: marine benthic, 6960-7000 m depth
Paratypes: none



  • Wolff, 1956


Found in the Kermadec Trench (Wolff, 1956, 1962).


Deep-sea marine benthic species, found at a depth of 6960-7000 m on brown clay with pumice (Wolff, 1956, 1962).


  • Crustacea collection at ZMUC
  • Wilson, G.D.F. & R.R. Hessler (1981). A revision of the genus Eurycope (Isopoda, Asellota) with descriptions of three new genera. Journal of Crustacean Biology 1: 401–423.
  • Wolff T. (1956). Isopoda from depths exceeding 6000 meters. Galathea Report 2: 85–157.
  • Wolff, T. (1962). The systematics and biology of bathyal and abyssal Isopoda Asellota. Galathea Report 6: 7–320, pl. i-xix.