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Liriopsis pygmaea  (Hermit-Barnacle Isopod)

Photo of Liriopsis pygmaea by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #101426)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Saginaw Bay, Kuiu Island, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Hyperparasitic on the externae of rhizocephalan barnacles on hermit crabs
Photo Date May 23, 2017 Upload Date May 25, 2017
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 101426
Notes This bizarre isopod is hyperparasitic on the externae of rhizocephalans (Peltogaster spp.) that are parasitic on hermit crabs.


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