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#1 Polly Pirate

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 05:41 PM

Taken on a night dive in Bequia,St Vincent and the Grenadines.

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#2 Leslie

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:04 PM

Wrong phylum, Polly, although I can see where the segmentation across the back can be confusing. It's a sphaeromatid isopod. You can see some of the legs on the right side of the body; the head is facing down.

#3 Polly Pirate

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 03:42 PM

Wrong phylum, Polly, although I can see where the segmentation across the back can be confusing. It's a sphaeromatid isopod. You can see some of the legs on the right side of the body; the head is facing down.


Ooo thank you! Mystery solved!