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Wharf Roach

Ligia exotica

Description:

Numerous individuals, varying in size from 1.2 to 3 cm. Estimate that there were over 2000 specimens within a five meter section of the seawall. This is an isopod, and member of the Crustacea, that originated in Europe, but now ranges into the eastern United States coast.

Habitat:

Rocky seawall, in the splash zone above the low-tide line.

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Doren B
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Doren B

Saxis, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Sep 2, 2013
Submitted on Sep 26, 2013

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