Blue Ridge Rock slater

Ligidium blueridgensis

Ligidium blueridgensis is a species of Woodlouse in the family Ligiidae (Rock slaters) described from the Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Georgia (USA).
The Blue Ridge Rock Slater (Ligidium cf. blueridgensis) On the underside of a log in a wooded, saturated flood-plain near a seasonal stream.
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Appearance

It has the general appearance common to most American representatives of the genus Ligidium and can most notably be confused with Ligidium elrodii elrodii, but it is described as having 16 flagellar articles vs. 13-14 for L.e.elrodii. For a more conclusive ID the pleopods of a male specimen should be checked under a microscope.

Habitat

Ligidium blueridgensis shares a preference for the same types of habitats (rotting wood in very moist locations, usually near streams or bogs) with the wide spread Ligidium elrodii elrodii.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassMalacostraca
OrderIsopoda
FamilyLigiidae
GenusLigidium
SpeciesLigidium blueridgensis