Ligia exotica   Roux,  1828 (Isopod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Isopoda
Family:Ligiidae

Image copyrights: Hawaii Biological Survey, Bishop Museum

Description
Size: About 3 cm

Color: Gray-brown

Large bulging eyes, long antennae and uropoda.

Reproduction with separate sexes. Fertilization is internal. Females lay eggs in in cracks and crevices in the intertidal zone.


Synonym (s)
Ligia filicornis Budde-Lund, 1893
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Wharf Roach (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine, Coastal
Prey:  Detritus and plant debris

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram (Lat: 11.42) (Long: 79.79) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.08) (Long: 73.05) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram INDIA
• Orissa, Rambha Estuary INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Prasad, MBK and Ramanathan, AL (2009) Organic matter characterization in a tropical estuarine-mangrove ecosystem of India: Preliminary assessment by using stable isotopes and lignin phenols Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Elsevier 1-8 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2009.07.029
  • Guidebook of introduced marine species of Hawaii Bishop Museum and University of Hawaii Available at - http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/HBS/invertguide/index.htm
  • Parulekar, AH (1981) Marine fauna of Malvan, central west coast of India Mahasagar - Bulletin of National Institute of Oceanography NIO 14(1) 33-44 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at - http://www.itis.gov.
  • Balasubramanyan, K (1994) Micro-invertebrate benthic fauna of Pichavaram mangroves Conservation of mangrove forest genetic resources: A training manual Available at - http://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/bitstream/10625/33954/1/118818.pdf
  • Rao, DG (1987) Ecology of meiobenthos of Rambha Bay in Chilka lagoon, Bay of Bengal Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 29(1&2) 74-85 Available at - NIO, Goa

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