Pentidotea wosnesenskii

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Pentidotea wosnesenskii
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Isopoda
Family: Idoteidae
Genus: Pentidotea
Species: P. wosnesenskii
Binomial name
Pentidotea wosnesenskii
Brandt, 1851 [1]
Synonyms [2]

Idotea wosnesenskii (Brandt, 1851)

Pentidotea wonsnesenskii is a marine isopod which lives on seaweed on rocky shores along the British Columbia and Washington coastlines, as far south as San Francisco.[3] It can be as large as 40 millimetres (1.6 in) long, with a concave (outwardly curved) tail rather than an indented tail as previously shown on this page,[2] is usually green, but its colour is adaptable to its environment. It can often be found hiding under rockweed (Fucus gardnerii) in the intertidal zone.[2] It is named after the Russian biologist Ilya G. Voznesensky.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gary Poore & Marilyn Schotte (2010). Schotte M, Boyko CB, Bruce NL, Poore GC, Taiti S, Wilson GD, eds. "Pentidotea wosnesenskii Brandt, 1851". World Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Jocelyn Nelson. "Pentidotea wosnesenskii (Brandt 1851)". Marine Biodiversity of British Columbia. LifeDesks. 
  3. ^ a b Sol Felty Light & James T. Carlton (2007). The Light and Smith Manual: Intertidal Invertebrates from Central California to Oregon (4th ed.). University of California Press. p. 539. ISBN 978-0-520-23939-5.