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Noun1.Isopoda - woodliceIsopoda - woodlice        
animal order - the order of animals
Malacostraca, subclass Malacostraca - largest subclass of Crustacea including most of the well-known marine, freshwater, and terrestrial crustaceans: crabs; lobsters; shrimps; sow bugs; beach flies
isopod - any of various small terrestrial or aquatic crustaceans with seven pairs of legs adapted for crawling
family Oniscidae, Oniscidae - a family of Isopoda
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Diaz has developed investigations about slugs, snails, and isopods.
This is the only site in the wild where Socorro isopods can be found.
Terrestrial isopods were listed, but not used as part of the aquatic community metrics as they are not part of the aquatic community proper.
Herbivores such as amphipods and isopods are negatively affected due to characteristics of their escape behaviour and hydrophobic properties of their body (Notini, 1978; Bonsdorff & Nelson, 1981; Bonsdorff, 1983; Elmgren et al.
For example, of the 674 species of isopods picked up by the team, 585 were new to science.
decipiens infections are acquired through consumption of various benthic invertebrates, including mysids, isopods, amphipods, decapods, and polychaetes (McClelland, 2002) The acanthocephalan E.
Full of protein, the isopods are the cleaner wrasse's main meal.
Recent examples include Rhabdochlamydia porcellionis, isolated from terrestrial isopods, which is related to but not entirely within the family Simkaniaceae (28), and 2 insect-associated chlamydia, Fritschea bemesia and F.
In an accompanying column, Senior Editor Sharon Begley writes that the disappearance of creatures such as the 238 species of spiders, clams, moths, snails, isopods and other invertebrates on the list of endangered species would undoubtedly leave less of a void in our collective heart than the polar bear's but would rip a bigger hole in the web of life.
CATEGORY NAME DESCRIPTION Amphipods Amphipods, primarily gammarids Crabs Crabs Decapod shrimp Decapod shrimp Mysid shrimp Mysid shrimp Decapod Megalopae Various decapod megalopae Crustacean parts Parts of crustaceans too small to identify Isopods Valviferean isopods Amphoretidae, Phyllododaciae, Polychaetes polychaete tubes, and unidentified polychaetes Nematodes All nematode worms Nemertines All nemertine worms Bivalves Bivalve mollusks and shell fragments Gastropods Gastropods Fish Fish and fish remains including scales and eggs Detritus Detrital material Sediment Sediment, primarily sand UID Unidentifiable material Table 3.
Examples of specific topics include the influence of intrinsic and extrinsic factors on agonistic behavior in freshwater crayfish, chemical communication and social behavior of the lobster Homarus americanus, ecology and evolution of mating behavior in freshwater amphipods, mating strategies in isopods, sperm demand and allocation in decapod crustaceans, hermaphroditism in caridean shrimps, social behavior of parent-offspring groups in crustaceans, sociobiology of terrestrial isopods, the social breeding system of the Jamaican bromeliad crab, ecology and evolution of eusociality in sponge-dwelling shrimp, and anthropogenic stressors and their effects on the behavior of aquatic crustaceans.