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Wharf Roach

Ligia exotica


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.


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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