APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Anthura gracilis (Montagu, 1808) - An isopod (Isopoda images)
Isopod
Anthura gracilis
- lateral view male 1

Isopod
Anthura gracilis
- ventral view male 1

Isopod
Anthura gracilis
- dorsal view male anterior 1

Isopod
Anthura gracilis
- dorsal view male posterior 1

Isopod
Anthura gracilis
- ventral posterior male 1

Isopod
Anthura gracilis
- dorsal view male 1

Isopod
Anthura gracilis
- dorsal view male 2

Isopod
Anthura gracilis
- with 0.1mm division rule 1

The 6.0mm male specimen above was found in a subtidal sample of Coral Weed, collected on a low spring tide, at Chimney Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall. 06.06.16.

Isopod
Anthura gracilis
- dorsal view 1

Isopod
Anthura gracilis
- dorsal view 1

Isopod
Anthura gracilis
- ventral view mid-sections 1

Isopod
Anthura gracilis
- dorsal view head 1

Isopod
Anthura gracilis
- ventral view head 1

Dead specimen, specimen previously saponified in bleach, hence colour. Specimen found in debris knocked off a crab pot covered in fauna, the crab pot was caught in a trawl and brought to Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall. Specimen photographed 08.09.15. Crab pot sampled 23.08.15 and 29.08.15.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Anthura gracilis anthuridae isopod Isopoda Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.