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Species Ligia exotica - Wharf Roach

Isopod IMG_8830 - Ligia exotica - male - female Isopod IMG_8830 - Ligia exotica - male Isopod IMG_8830 - Ligia exotica - male Rock Slater - Ligia exotica Isopod IMG_8830 - Ligia exotica - male Rock Slater IMG_0925 - Ligia exotica What is this? - Ligia exotica Isopod - maybe Ligia exotica - Ligia exotica
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Peracarida (Peracarida (Amphipods and Isopods))
Order Isopoda (Isopods)
Suborder Oniscidea (Woodlice)
Infraorder Diplocheta
Family Ligiidae (Rock Slaters)
Genus Ligia
Species exotica (Wharf Roach)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ligia exotica Roux, 1828
Range
Atlantic coast NJ south to Florida.
See Also
Ligia oceanica is found from RI north to Canada.
Ligia baudiniana is found in southern Florida.
Print References
Richardson, H., 1905. Isopods of North America. Bulletin - United States National Museum. 54: 676
Internet References
Info at Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Info at Lander University (anatomical drawings and info by Richard Fox)