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Ligia oceanica - hiding Common Sea Slaters (Ligia oceanica) "active" with their favourite past time :o) Common Sea Slater,Geotagged,Isopoda,Ligia,Ligia oceanica,Ligiidae,Netherlands,Oniscidea,nl: Havenpissebed Click/tap to enlarge

Ligia oceanica - hiding

Common Sea Slaters (Ligia oceanica) "active" with their favourite past time :o)

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  1. Cool! What is the pinkish-purple stuff below them? Posted 2 years ago
    1. I'm not entirely sure, but I suppose it would most likely be a partially decaying red brick. This image was shot on the sea side in Scheveningen near the harbour, where there is a lot of partially "constructed", partially just "piled up" walls of rock and concrete blocks forming a protection for waves rolling into the harbour entrance. Excellent habitat for this species that needs to live on rocks in the "splash zone" on the sea side. Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago

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''Ligia oceanica'', the sea slater, common sea slater or sea roach, is a littoral woodlouse in the family Ligiidae ("Rock Slaters").

''L. oceanica'' is oval, twice as long as broad and may reach up to 30 millimetres in length, making it one of the largest oniscid isopods. Its colour may vary from grey to olive-green, and it has large compound eyes and long antennae, ⅔ as long as its body.

''L. oceanica'' is found in temperate waters from Norway to the Mediterranean Sea, and.. more

Similar species: Brood Pouch Crustaceans
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Nov 30, 2018. Captured in Vissershaven, Den Haag, Netherlands.