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Marine Isopod

Pentidotea sp.

Description:

About an inch long with about 7 sets of legs and two large antennae. It has a carapace like a lobster.

Habitat:

Saltwater, tide pool.

Notes:

I was rolling rocks along this beach and discovered two of these little creatures.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Machi
Machi 7 years ago
Marine Isopod
Pentidotea sp. Genus Pentidotea - BugGuide.Net


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3 Comments

Druenn
Druenn 7 years ago
Musicwolf
Musicwolf 7 years ago

It does look similar, but it lives in saltwater. I don't know of any marine isopods, but maybe that's the family.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 7 years ago

are isopods this big?

Musicwolf
Spotted by
Musicwolf

Homer, Alaska, USA

Spotted on May 21, 2017
Submitted on May 22, 2017

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