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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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