Isopoda

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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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If one consults the two standard works on North American isopods (Richardson 1905, Van Name 1936), one will find few if any references to isopods in Louisiana.
II) to have been consumed by both fishes, as well as plant fragmen ts, sediment, and occasionally small snails (Hybrobia sp.), isopods (C.
Juvenile amphipods that remain and develop in close proximity to their mothers are known from several genera within the Ampithoidae (Conlan and Chess 1992, Poore and Lowry 1997) and similar lifestyles occur among other marine mesograzers (e.g., leaf mining isopods; Brearley and Walker 1995).
Thereafter, the juveniles begin emerging at night to forage for tiny sea creatures known as amphipods and isopods. As they grow, they expand their foraging area and their diet.
Falling leaves also play an important role in forest stream ecology: As the wet leaves decompose, they are fed on by a group of aquatic insects and crustaceans called shredders--creatures including stone fly nymphs, isopods and crane fly larvae.
Marine amphipods (Bulnheim and Scholl 1981) and isopods (Lessios et al.
A closer look reveals marsh mussels, snails, amphipods, and isopods, but there are only a few species of each.
Nonpredatory isopods did not result in a significant change in hatching traits.
This included a bunch of very small animals like tanaids, gnathiid isopods, leptostracans, pink and yellow fish, green moray eels, yellow hermit crabs as well as twisted black wire coral measuring up to two meters high, sea urchins, sea fans, and dozens of new algae species.
Isopods are widely distributed in all environments, especially in aquatic systems; their distribution includes oceans as well as estuarine environments (Blake & Scott, 1994).
The pill bug Armadillidium vulgare (Latreille 1804) is a species of isopods (Crustacea: Isopoda), and can be commonly found at the reclaimed coast in eastern China.