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
Cleantis prismatica (Risso, 1826) syn. Zenobiana prismatica - An isopod (Isopoda images)
Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- dorsal view 1

Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- dorsal view 2

Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- antenna 1

Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- telson 1

Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- with 0.1mm division rule 1

Specimen above was found in a subtidal sample of Coral Weed and associated sediment at Chimney Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall, 05.10.17.

Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- in serpulid / worm tube 1

Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- in serpulid / worm tube 2

Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- in serpulid / worm tube 3

Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- numerous specimens found in worm tubes in coarse debris from sieved fine sand 1

Numerous specimens were found in serpulid worm tube in coarse debris from sieved fine sand. Sand was sieved from the bottom of aool at the foot of the pier wall at Albert Pier reef, Penzance Harbour, Penzance, Cornwall, 09.10.17.

Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- dorsal view 3

Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- in serpulid / worm tube 4

Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- in reed and lateral view 1

Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- berried female 1

Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- with 0.1mm division rule 2

Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- with 0.1mm division rule 3

Five specimens of this isopod were found in a sample of Coral Weed taken from a lowershore pool. The isopods were using serpulid worm tubes to protect their body and also tube of plant vegetation such as Common Reed, Phragmites. Specimens were found during Croyde Beach Bioblitz, Croyde, North Devon. 17.09.16.

Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- female dorsal view 1

Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- female dorsal view head 1

Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- female lateral view head 1

Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- female ventral view 1

Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- female brood chamber eggs 1

Isopod
Cleantis prismatica
- with 0.1mm division rule 4

Female specimen above was found during Croyde Beach Bioblitz, Croyde, North Devon. 17.09.16. The specimen was preserved in 50% ethanol with seawater and photographed on 05.10.16.

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.

Cleantis prismatica Zenobiana 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.