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Isopods

isopods (1)
Scientific name
Zuzara sp
Common name
Isopods
Life on the Edge
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Group
Isopods
Where to find
Under stones on sheltered intertidal shores
Description

Isopods are a large group of crustaceans that have grey to yellow bodies, often with a pair of double, flat, oval-shaped plates at the rear. Some have sharp spines on their bodies. Up to 1 cm long

Like their cousins on land, the slaters, many marine isopods feed on decaying plant and animal material and curl into a ball when disturbed.

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