FAMILY : SPHAEROMATIDAE
Sphaeroma quoianum Milne Edwards, 1840.


Found inside dead mangroves on mud and in coffee-rock

 

The animal above is in inter-moult, the posterior shedding first and then the anterior.


The small Isopods on the underside of this individual are a commensal species belonging to
the Asellota in the genus Iais, probably Iais californicata (Richardson, 1904)

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