Malacostraca | Isopoda
Häussermann, V. and G. Försterra. 2009. (Ref. 87801)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 87801)
Climate / Range
Southeast Pacific: Probably endemic to Chile.
Its body length is 0.2 to 0.4 cm. It is white in color but occasionally it is greenish. In both live and preserved specimens it has dark round eyes. It also has a round cephalon.
Inhabits shallow waters (Ref. 3113), at depths of 0 to 20 m, in kelp holdfasts of Macrocystis sp. and Durvillaea antarctica (Ref. 87801). It feeds on the tissue of kelp holdfasts (Ref. 87801). Members of the order Isopoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Mating usually occurs before and sometimes during the parturial molt. Sperm transfer is indirect. Life cycle: Eggs are brooded in the marsupium, which later hatch into manca postlarva before developing into adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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