Sea slater

Sea slater

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Caption: Sea slater (Ligia oceanica), found under rocks above the intertidal zone. This marine relative of the woodlouse inhabits coastal regions. Its head, eye and anntennae are at top. It is a primarily nocturnal scavenger, feeding on particles of plant and animal matter, and hiding in the day from predators. It can reach a length of up to three centimetres.

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Keywords: 1, animal, antenna, antennae, arthropod, beach, biological, biology, carcinology, coast, coastal, compound eyes, crustacean, fauna, intertidal, invertebrate, isopoda, ligia oceanica, littoral, marine, marine biology, nature, nocturnal, one, rock pool, scavenger, sea slater, seashore, single, tidal zone, wildlife, woodlouse, zoological, zoology

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