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Phyllodurus abdominalis  (Mud Shrimp Parasitic Isopod)

Photo of Phyllodurus abdominalis by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2436)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location John Brown's Beach, Sitka Sound, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Parastitic on Upogebia pugetenis
Photo Date Upload Date November 23, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2436
Notes This isopod was found attached to the abdomen of the mud shrimp Upogebia pugettensis. Like most (if not all) members of its family the male of this species is a tiny hyperparasite less than 1/10 the size of the female (photo 2)

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