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any of various small terrestrial or aquatic crustaceans with seven pairs of legs adapted for crawling

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To the north and south of the sampling locations, on three locations (Piazzi Island, Low Island and Caleta Olla) we observed four animals infested by two kinds of parasites; the rhizocephalan cirriped Briarosaccus callosus (1-2 parasites per crab) and the isopod P.
Genetically, the cymothoids and epicaridians appear to closely relate whereas the gnathiids appear to have evolved from different isopod line [17].
Endemics and immigrants: North American terrestrial isopods (Isopoda, Oniscidea) north of Mexico.
Swimming ability and burrowing time of two cirolanid isopods from different levels of exposed sandy beaches.
We present the first empirical evidence of sound production in the aquatic isopod.
Toxicity of abamectin to the terrestrial isopod Porcellio scaber (Isopoda, Crustacea) Ecotoxicology 19: 917927.
Due to the short geological history of the Baltic Sea, prominent macrograzers are absent and predominant herbivores are small crustaceans such as isopods and gammarid amphipods.
The tropical marine isopod Dynamenella perforata was also reported to have epiphytic algae in exposed conditions whereas those that were provided shelter carried no such algae (Glynn, 1970).
Samples also revealed several new species of deep-sea creatures thriving on the whale's remains, including a 'bone-eating zombie worm' known as Osedax burrowing into the bones and a new species of isopod crustacean, similar to woodlice, crawling over the skeleton.
IN BARRY LEVINSON'S latest--think Blair Witch meets Jaws meets The Day After Tomorrow-the Chesapeake Bay is a soup of steroid-laced chicken shit, pesticide runoff, and radioactive waste that turns a parasitic isopod species into flesh-eating mini-monsters.
The isopod parasites have no important morphological changes; except for the anterior prehensile appendages and adaptation of the armor oral to feed, its morphology is quite similar to the free living forms.