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Isopod with a 5 O'clock shadow.


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#1 JimSwims

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:54 AM

Here's a little Isopod that forgot to shave or wax itself in the morning.

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Could have sworn I tracked it down a couple of months back when I first reviewed it back at home back
damned if I can find it again in any of my references. Believe it is commonly referred to as a Sea Mite and
it feeds on decaying algae.

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#2 Leslie

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:17 AM

Hi Jim - Isopod yes. Looks like family Sphaeromatidae. For your part of the world Dr. Niel Bruce is the expert on sphaeromatids. He's at the Queensland Museum
http://www.theworksh...le/B/Niel Bruce

#3 JimSwims

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:54 AM

Thanks Leslie I've sent an ID enquiry to him via the QM contact form.

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