Ianiropsis breviremis (G. O. Sars, 1883)

Synonyms

Janira breviremis G. O. Sars, 1883, Janiropsis breviremis Sars, 1899

ID Difficulty

4

Identification

Similar in appearance to Janira maculosa, this species is somewhat more elongate and has relatively shorter antennae and uropods. It also has a smoother outline, and the male preoperculum is distinctive. Males grow to 6 mm, females to 4 mm.

Distribution and Habitat

J. breviremis has similar habitat preferences to Janira maculosa, being found in and among sponges, bryozoans, Laminaria holdfasts, etc. It is mostly a sublittoral species, but occasionally turns up intertidally (e.g. it has been recorded amongst Halidrys seaweed at Cullercoats in north-east England; see Foster-Smith 2000).

Distribution

Reference

Foster-Smith, J. 2000. The Marine Fauna and Flora of the Cullercoats District: Marine Species Records for the North East Coast of England (Volume 1). Sunderland: Penshaw Press.

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

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