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 lancifer Miers, 1881 - An isopod (Isopoda images)
Isopod
Stenosoma lancifer
- juvenile dorsal view 1

Isopod
Stenosoma lancifer
- juvenile dorsal anterior 1

Isopod
Stenosoma lancifer
- juvenile dorsal posterior 1

Specimen above found in a sample collected from washing Furbelow holdfasts at Wherry Rocks, Wherrytown, Penzance, Cornwall, 10.08.17.

Isopod
Stenosoma lancifer
- dorsal view 1

Isopod
Stenosoma lancifer
- lateral view 1

Isopod
Stenosoma lancifer
- dorsal view anterior 1

Isopod
Stenosoma lancifer
- dorsal view head 1

Isopod
Stenosoma lancifer
- dorsal view telson 1

Isopod
Stenosoma lancifer
- antennae 1

Specimen above found on red algae collected at Albert Pier reef, Penzance, Cornwall, 14.03.17.

Isopod
Stenosoma lancifer
- dorsal view on Pikea 1

Isopod
Stenosoma lancifer
- dorsal view on Pikea 2

Isopod
Stenosoma lancifer
- dorsal and ventral view 1

Isopod
Stenosoma lancifer
- dorsal view 2

Isopod
Stenosoma lancifer
- ventral view / underside 1

Isopod
Stenosoma lancifer
- telson of juvenile 1

Isopod
Stenosoma lancifer
- dorsal view 3

Isopod
Stenosoma lancifer
- dorsal view 4

Isopod
Stenosoma lancifer
- dorsal view 5

Isopod
Stenosoma lancifer
- dorsal view 6

Above images probably represent a 7mm juvenile specimen of the species. Specimen found on red algae, in a pool on the lowershore, at Great Hogus, Marazion, near Penzance, Cornwall. 11.01.15. A mature specimen, was found amongst the red algae Chondrus crispus on a spit north of Smeaton's Pier, St. Ives, Cornwall, 18.02.15. A further specimen was found on the non-native red algae Pikea californica outside Newlyn Harbour, Newlyn, Cornwall, 23.02.15.

Please note, I say probably because the telson is not fully developed in the specimen here. Specimen has been labelled as Stenosoma lancifer because it is unlikely that any other related species look like this at any stage of development. Stenosoma lancifer has also been recorded from the Marazion area previously.

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 lancifer 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.