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Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Arthropoda | Subphylum Crustacea | Class Malacostraca
  Photo by Kang NeeShore Isopods
Family Cirolanidae
Order Isopoda

Free-living isopods are common scavengers on reefs and rocky areas. They are completely aquatic. Their powerful jaws can inflict a nasty bite if improperly handled. Some relatives have become parasites. (Length 0.7-1.5cm)

Sea Slater or Sea Cockroach
Family Ligiidae
Order Isopoda

Isopods are related to the amphipods but are dorso- ventrally rather than laterally flattened. These scavengers breathe atmospheric oxygen, aided by lung-like structures on their abdomens. (Length up to 2.5cm).
Shore environment
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre