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Sea Centipede

sea centipede (2)
Scientific name
Paradiotea sp
Common name
Sea Centipede
Life on the Edge
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Group
Isopods
Where to find
Tidal pools and rocky shores near or on brown seaweed
Description

Sea Centipedes have long, narrow bodies with pointed tails. They are a large isopod, with long antennae, distantly related to slaters. Their colour is variable from brown to green, sometimes with patches of white. Body length to 1.3 cm.

The harmless Sea Centipede lives higher on the shoreline where drift algae collect. They are not true centipedes as they only have seven pairs of walking legs. They can camouflage themselves according to the colour of the seaweed in which they live.

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