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Genus Idotea

Seaweed Isopods - Idotea phosphorea amphipod? - Idotea balthica amphipod? - Idotea balthica Idotea balthica? - Idotea balthica Idotea metallica - male - female Idotea balthica Marine Isopod - Idotea balthica Idotea metallica
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Peracarida (Marsupial Crustaceans)
Order Isopoda (Isopods)
Suborder Valvifera (Valve-tailed Isopods)
Family Idoteidae
Genus Idotea
Explanation of Names
Idotea Fabricius 1798
26 spp. total
Body dorsoventrally depressed; pereopods subsimilar and ambulatory; seven free pereonites; less than three complete pleonites (two complete + one incomplete) (Brusca et al.)
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