isopod


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isopod

any crustacean of the order Isopoda, containing the woodlice and pill bugs.
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The roles of colour change and behaviour in the hygrothermal balance of a littoral isopod, Ligia oceanica.
The damage caused by them resembles that of other copepods but the most serious effect of isopod infection is destruction of host tissue resulting from the pressure of the parasites body [25].
?"bopyrid isopod."--Ahyong, 2006: 68 [Tasman Sea, 32[degrees]04'S, 159[degrees]53'E, 1920-1934m; infesting Glyphocrangon dimorpha Komai, 2004].--Han and Li, 2007: 550 [East China Sea, 09[degrees]29'N, 123[degrees]41'E, 2000-2150m; infesting Glyphocrangon megalophthalma de Man, 1918]
The terrestrial trichoniscid isopod genus Miktoniscus is widespread in Europe and the eastern United States.
The activity of [Na.sup.+]/[K.sup.+] ATPase enzyme, which is strongly implicated in sodium transport, has been measured in the pleopod gills of isopod Idotea wosnesenskii, acclimated to different media, suggesting their role in inward ionic transport from dilute media (Holliday 1988).
Circatidal variability in the behavioural responses of a sandbeach isopod Eurydice pulchra (Leach) to orientational cues.
Food quality of and preference for native and exotic plant leaves by the terrestrial isopod, Armadilidium vidgare.
We present the first empirical evidence of sound production in the aquatic isopod. On the exoskeletal surface of these animals, we found file-like structures that are most probably the acoustic organs.