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Jun 7, 2010 1:21 PM

Unusually Large Woodlouse

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Found this woodlouse on the quay at Bamburgh last week (1st June). Overall length between 25mm and 30mm.

Is it a British native? What is it's name?

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    Jun 7, 2010 1:35 PM (in response to ajackson)
    Re: Unusually Large Woodlouse

    This is the common Sea Slater, Ligia oceanica, which is indeed a large woodlouse that is found on rocks an wharfs near the coast, it is common and widespread around the UK coastline.

     

    We are just about to launch a 'seashore' forum to help with the identification of all things found/observed in/on this habitat - so watch this space.

     

     

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