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Marine Isopod? - Jaera

Marine Isopod? - Jaera
47.420960 -53.192028 (WGS84), Avondale, Northeast Avalon, Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada
May 17, 2015
Size: 2mm body length
Found using a dip net to sweep the saltwater and seaweed at the edge of a wooden boat ramp. This was from the intertidal zone. This photo was taken while it was swimming underwater in a small container. It was caught in the same dip of the net as this one:
Marine Isopod?
Could they be the same?

Moved from Jaera.

Moved from Jaera albifrons.

Should probably be bumped up to genus
There's 4 species of Jaera in eastern Canada, all of them looking extremely similar and are more or less only distinuishable by features on the legs of the males

Moved from Asellota.

Moved from Isopods.