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Species Sphaeroma papillae

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Peracarida (Marsupial Crustaceans)
Order Isopoda (Isopods)
Suborder Sphaeromatidea (Seapills and allies)
Superfamily Sphaeromatoidea (Seapills)
Family Sphaeromatidae (Typical Seapills)
Genus Sphaeroma
Species papillae (Sphaeroma papillae)
Explanation of Names
Sphaeroma papillae (Bayliff 1938)
Identification
Only overlaps in range with Cassidinidea ovalis and Sphaeroma quadridentatum, see for specific features to tell them apart:
Range
Reported from western Long Island and somewhere on Cape Cod, may be endemic to the region
Habitat
intertidal zones with direct influence with freshwater and at least fist-sized rocks, the isopods will be under the rocks