Gabunillo Schmalfuss & Ferrara, 1983 n. sp.


GB IUCN status: Not applicable (non-native)


A tiny ball-rolling species (about 2mm in length), entirely lacking in pigment, except for a single reddish ommatidum.  The entire body is covered in blunt scale-spines, and (atypically for an Armadillid) it has a triangular telson. 

A brief description of this species, with figures, is given in Gregory (2014).

Mark Telfer
Mark Telfer

Distribution and Habitat

Only known from Eden Project (Rainforest Biome), Cornwall, where it was first collected in 2003, and refound in 2009/10.    


Gregory, S. (2014) Woodlice (Isopoda: Oniscidea) from Eden Project, Cornwall, with descriptions of species new to Britain, and poorly known British species. Bulletin of the British Myriapod & Isopod Group 27: 3-26.