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  1. Porcellionidae, family Porcellionidaenoun

    sow bugs


  1. porcellionidae

    Porcellionidae is a taxonomic family of woodlice in the order Isopoda. These are terrestrial crustaceans usually characterized by their ability to roll into a ball as a defense mechanism when threatened. Woodlice are generally detritivores, feeding on decaying plant material. They play significant roles in the decomposition process, nutrient cycling and soil formation.


  1. Porcellionidae

    Porcellionidae is a terrestrial family of the order Isopoda. The species classified here cannot roll into a ball, as opposed to the species of family Armadillidiidae, which can. This family contains 530 species, found on every continent except Antarctica. The ventral plate of the thoracic exoskeleton flare out slightly over the legs. This "flare" is called the epimeron. The uropods, antenna-like structures at the back of the specimen, are flattened out and spearlike, and extend beyond the last exoskeletal plate.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Porcellionidae in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Porcellionidae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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