Conilera cylindracea (Montagu, 1804)

ID Difficulty

3

Identification

C. cylindracea has an elongated, smooth, rounded shape, up to about 14 mm. The peduncle of the uropods is extended, equalling the length of the triangular pleotelson (which is finely serrated and setose). It has small eyes and short antennae, and is typically mottled with orange on a white background.

Distribution and Habitat

This species is a sublittoral scavenger which lives in shell gravel. It is commonly found on the bait in crab and lobster pots.

Distribution

Reference

Naylor, E. & A. Brandt. 2015. Intertidal Marine Isopods. Synopses of the British Fauna (New Series), No. 3. Field Studies Council, for The Linnean Society of London.

idBmigTaxa

610