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Arthropod sp. - Ligia

Arthropod sp. - Ligia
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Big Cypress, Collier County, Florida, USA
May 3, 2006
Size: Approx. 0.75"
There were dozens of these running on the rocks in the mangrove swamp. They reminded me of fat, thicker-bodied Scutigeras. Can anyone please identify it for me? Thanks. Ann

See My Comments... Hope it helps.

Moved from Rock Slaters.

Ligia sp.
ID by Ferenc Vilisics

That is some kind of Isopod. I see them often in mangrove swamps too.
-Sean McCann

Thanks for your help, Sean.
Thanks for your help, Sean. I appreciate it. Ann

Rock Slater
Looks like something in the Rock Slaters, Family Ligiidae. We only have one other image in the guide right now. You can see it here.

I'll move this one to the guide.
Thanks for your contribution, Ann.

You are welcome, Hannah. Am
You are welcome, Hannah. Am I good to call it a Rock Slater? Ann

I think so
- I had never heard of these myself but I assume the guide page is correct in giving that name to the family.

Thanks, Hannah.
Thanks, Hannah.

Rock Slaters
is the common name given in the Golden Guide to Spiders and their Kin. That's where I got it, and I'm hoping it hasn't changed. I've also seen it on the web as sea slater and rock louse.

Thanks, Lynette. I appreciat
Thanks, Lynette. I appreciate your taking the time to write. Ann

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