Friday, March 22, 2013

Eelgrass isopod

I didn't see this critter when I harvested the eelgrass; not until I was running my fingers down each blade at home, looking for tiny limpets, did I run into him; a monster compared to the limpets I would have seen first, but so well glued to the eelgrass that he was practically invisible.

Eelgrass isopod, Idotea resecata

He's a bit over an inch long. Very slow moving, most of the time, but a good swimmer when he feels the need.

And a beastie that's half snail, half slug, tomorrow.

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