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Species Idotea phosphorea

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Peracarida (Peracarida (Amphipods and Isopods))
Order Isopoda (Isopods)
Suborder Valvifera
Family Idoteidae
Genus Idotea
Species phosphorea (Idotea phosphorea)
Identification
Can be separated from other Idotea species by the shape of its telson.(1)(2)
Habitat
Seaweed, growths, etc. both intertidally and subtidally; generally near the shore but can drift with detached seaweed.
Works Cited
1.Keys to Marine Invertebrates of the Woods Hole Region
Smith R.I. 1964. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.
2.The Arthrostraca of Connecticut
Kunkel B.W. 1918. Connecticut State Geological and Natural History Survey.