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
Stenosoma acuminatum Leach, 1814 - An isopod (Isopoda images)
Isopod
Stenosoma acuminatum
- dorsal view 1

Isopod
Stenosoma acuminatum
- dorsal view 2

Isopod
Stenosoma acuminatum
- dorsal view 3

Isopod
Stenosoma acuminatum
- dorsal view 4

Isopod
Stenosoma acuminatum
- witth 1.0mm division rule 1

Specimens above found on a subtidal collection of Bushy Berry Wrack, Cystoseira baccata at Gyllyngvase, Falmouth, Cornwall, 24.08.17.

Isopod
Stenosoma acuminatum
- dorsal view 5

Isopod
Stenosoma acuminatum
- ventral view 1

Isopod
Stenosoma acuminatum
- lateral view 1

Isopod
Stenosoma acuminatum
- dorsal view head 1

Isopod
Stenosoma acuminatum
- dorsal view telson 1

Isopod
Stenosoma acuminatum
- ventral view telson 1

Isopod
Stenosoma acuminatum
- with 1.0mm division rule 2

Specimen above found on washing Halidrys siliquosa, Sea Oak, found below the low tide line in Newlyn Harbour, Newlyn, Cornwall, 23.07.17.

Isopod
Stenosoma acuminatum
- juvenile dorsal view 1

Isopod
Stenosoma acuminatum
- juvenile dorsal anterior 1

Specimen above, thought to be a small juvenile specimen was found on washing Halidrys siliquosa, Sea Oak, found below the low tide line in Newlyn Harbour, Newlyn, Cornwall, 24.06.17.

Isopod
Stenosoma acuminatum
- dorsal view 6

Specimen above found in a lowershore pool at Tavis Vor, near Mousehole, Cornwall, 26.04.13.

This may be a brooding female as the sides are not as parallel as literature tends to describe. The pointed tail is sadly not obvious in the image of the specimen but is clearer if the image is magnified. The flagellum of the specimen has a lot more than seven articles, which would suggest Stenosoma acuminatum.

There is a key to Stenosoma in the following paper on ZooKeys - Stenosoma stephenseni sp. n. (Isopoda, Idoteidae), from the southwestern Mediterranean, with a note on the nomenclatural status of Synisoma Collinge, 1917.

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.

Stenosoma acuminatum 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.