Hobbs, N., E. Lazo-Wasem, M. Faasse, J. R. Cordell, J. W. Chapman, C. S. Smith, R. Prezant, R. Shell, and J.T. Carlton. 2015. Going global: The introduction of the Asian isopod Ianiropsis serricaudis Gurjanova (Crustacea: Pericarida) to North America and Europe. Aquatic Invasions (2015) Volume 10.
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The Asian isopod Ianiropsis serricaudis is now well established in fouling communities, often associated with introduced ascidians, throughout the Northern Hemisphere but has gone largely unnoticed because of its diminutive size (typically less than 3 mm in length) and the difficulties of identifying small peracarid crustaceans. Known locations include the northeastern Pacific (Puget Sound, San Francisco Bay, and Monterey Bay), the northwestern Atlantic (from the Gulf of Maine to Barnegat Bay, NJ), and the northeastern Atlantic (England and the Netherlands). We predict that this species is widespread along North America and European coasts, and may already be introduced to cold temperate waters of the Southern Hemisphere as well.