Biology:Gnorimosphaeroma oregonensis

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Short description: Species of crustacean

Gnorimosphaeroma oregonensis
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Superorder: Peracarida
Order: Isopoda
Family: Sphaeromatidae
Genus: Gnorimosphaeroma
Species:
G. oregonense
Binomial name
Gnorimosphaeroma oregonense
(Dana, 1853) [1]
Synonyms

Sphaeroma oregonensis Dana, 1853 Gnorimosphaeroma oregonensis (Dana, 1853)

Gnorimosphaeroma oregonense, the Oregon pill bug, is a small intertidal isopod crustacean. It is an oval-shaped organism roughly 6 mm in length,[2] and about twice as long as it is wide. The primary habitat of G. oregonense is the mid-California n to Alaskan coast, where it inhabits tidal pools and the intertidal region up to depths of 24 metres (79 ft).[3]

References

  1. "List of All California Marine Isopods". 2001. http://tolweb.org/tree/eukaryotes/animals/arthropoda/crustacea/isopoda/accessory/caguide/allcaisopods.html. 
  2. Edward F. Ricketts; Jack Calvin; David W. Phillips; Joel W. Hedgpeth (1992). "Rocky shores of bays and estuaries". Between Pacific Tides (5th ed.). Stanford University Press. pp. 269–316. ISBN 978-0-8047-2068-7. https://books.google.com/books?id=tUl5ESavtRIC&pg=PA275. 
  3. Richard C. Brusca; Vania R. Coelho; Stefano Taiti (2007). "Isopoda". The Light and Smith Manual: Intertidal Invertebrates from Central California to Oregon (4th ed.). University of California Press. pp. 503–541. ISBN 978-0-520-23939-5. https://books.google.com/books?id=64jgZ1CfmB8C&pg=PA537. 

See also Wikidata entry Q4426685.