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
Idotea metallica Bosc, 1802 - An isopod (Isopoda images)
Isopod
Idotea metallica
- side and top view 1

Isopod
Idotea metallica
- top view 1

Isopod
Idotea metallica
- side view 1

Isopod
Idotea metallica
- underside 1

Isopod
Idotea metallica
- underside head 1

Isopod
Idotea metallica
- underside tail 1

Isopod
Idotea metallica
- head side view 1

Isopod
Idotea metallica
- underside 2

Images above taken of animal found in a Scottie pot washed-up near Marazion, Cornwall. 11.01.14.

Isopod
Idotea metallica
- pair with rule 1

Isopod
Idotea metallica
- pair 1

Isopod
Idotea metallica
- top view 2

Isopod
Idotea metallica
- underside 3

Above images taken at home from material preserved in alcohol, kindly supplied by Dr. Paul Gainey. Species was found in a bait pot that had drifted across the Atlantic and onto a beach in North Cornwall. Photographed 12.01.12.

Isopod
Idotea metallica
- juvenile lateral view 1

Isopod
Idotea metallica
- juvenile lateral view 2

Isopod
Idotea metallica
- juvenile dorsal view 1

Specimen above photographed on the 13.11.16. It was found in a Scotty bait jar that was washed-up on the north coast of Cornwall.

Idotea marginata is a pelagic species and not found in weed or under stones in the UK, unless it has by chance arrived on flotsam; and survived given suitable conditions. The species mainly arrives from the NW Atlantic in Scottie bait pots that are washed-up here on the beaches as a result of North Atlantic Drift.

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.

Idotea metallica Marine Animal Resembling Woodlouse 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.