Distribution in scandinavian waters
Maximum length: Females 2 cm and males 4,2 cm.
Appearance: The Baltic isopods inner antennae are short while
the outer are about a fourth of the bodys length. The body is elliptical,
the hind appendages are narrower than the middle body and is concluded
with three teeth at the end. Their colour can vary greatly, but it is
usually greenish, dark brown or redish, with or without spots or stains.
Depth: 0-20 m.
Environment: The Baltic isopod lives amongst shallow banks of
Misc: The Baltic isopod pictured above is creeping on bladder
wrack . It is one of the few species that eats seaweed. Do
you want to see a Baltic isopod swimming.
Classification: The Baltic isopod is a member of the isopod group,
a crustacean under the arthropods.