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Sphaeroma serratum (Fabricius, 1787) (a sea slater)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Suggested Literature

Sphaeroma serratum may be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(crabs, lobsters, shrimps, prawns, woodlice etc.)
(woodlice, waterlice and sea slaters)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1 feeding and other relationships of Sphaeroma serratum (a sea slater)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A common isopod in rock crevices and under stones along the southern and western shorelines.

It can roll into a ball and also change colour. They are usually mottled grey-brown although the colour varies from dirty whitish to almost black, then often with large white patches on the head and tail.

Three other similar species may be common, especially where freshwater enters the sea.
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