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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 Isopod IMG_8830 - Ligia exotica - male Isopod IMG_8830 - Ligia exotica - male Isopod - maybe Ligia exotica - Ligia exotica Ligia exotica - female wharf roach – Ligia exotica? - Ligia exotica
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Peracarida (Marsupial Crustaceans)
Order Isopoda (Isopods)
Suborder Oniscidea (Woodlice)
Infraorder Diplocheta
Family Ligiidae (Rock Slaters)
Genus Ligia (Seaslaters)
Species exotica (Wharf Roach)
Explanation of Names
Ligia exotica Roux 1828
Range
native range uncertain, adventive in NA (Atlantic coast: NJ-FL)
See Also
L. oceanica Canada to RI, L. baudiniana so.FL
Internet References
Species page (Indian River Lagoon Species Inventory)
Fact sheet by Richard Fox