Malacostraca | Isopoda
HÃ¤ussermann, V. and G. FÃ¶rsterra. 2009. (Ref. 87801)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 87801)
Climate / Range
Southeast Pacific: Probably endemic to Chile.
Its body length is 0.6 to 1.1 cm. It has a light to dark grey appearance because of its whitish color and black chromatophores. In both live and preserved specimens, it has large black anterio-lateral eyes that reaches to posterior end of cephalon. Its rostrum is well developed separating bases of the antennae.
Inhabits shallow waters (Ref. 3113), in the swash zone where it burrows in the sand during low tide (Ref. 87801). Scavenger (Ref. 87801). Members of the order Isopoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Mating usually occurs before and sometimes during the parturial molt. Sperm transfer is indirect. Life cycle: Eggs are brooded in the marsupium, which later hatch into manca postlarva before developing into adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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