FAMILY : JANIRIDAE
Iais californica (Richardson, 1904)

These small Isopods (2mm max) are a commensal species belonging to
the Asellota, probably Iais californica (Richardson, 1904). Many were found under
some individuals of Sphaeroma quoianum where they scavenge food particles from
the filter-brushes of their host and from the burrows.



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