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
Janira maculosa Leach, 1814 - An isopod (Isopoda images)
Isopoda
Janira maculosa
- dorsal view 1

Isopoda
Janira maculosa
- dorsal view main body 1

Isopoda
Janira maculosa
- ventral view 1

Isopoda
Janira maculosa
- ventral view main body 1

Isopoda
Janira maculosa
- telson 1

Isopoda
Janira maculosa
- head and antennae 1

Specimen above found among fouling species on a pontoon at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall. 13.07.16.

Isopoda
Janira maculosa
- dorsal view 2

Isopoda
Janira maculosa
- dorsal view 3

Isopoda
Janira maculosa
- lateral view 1

Isopoda
Janira maculosa
- ventral view 2

Isopoda
Janira maculosa
- dorsal view 4

Isopoda
Janira maculosa
- berried female / with eggs 1

Isopoda
Janira maculosa
- out of water 1

Isopoda
Janira maculosa
- out of water 2

Isopoda
Janira maculosa
- out of water 3

Isopoda
Janira maculosa
- out of water 4

Isopoda
Janira maculosa
- on piece of coral 1

Images of species taken on lowershore at Wherry Rocks, Wherrytown, Penzance, Cornwall. 28.09.11; and at other locations near Penzance.

This species is very small, much smaller than other isopods featured here. It's the kind of species you find in the background of images after taking a picture of something else. Of course when you look at the images at home it's often too late to photograph properly. The species here was captured whilst using a fine sieve to strain Nebalia species from seawater.

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.

Janira maculosa 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.