Isopoda

This post was written by admin on November 27, 2009
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An Order in the Phylum Arthropoda, Subphylum Crustacea,Isopodes have 7 pairs of legs of similar size and form,they have biphasic moulting

They are usually dorsoventrally flattened

Some of them can be the intermediate hosts for Acanthocephalans, e.g. Porcellio scaber (Common rough woodlouse)can be an intermediate host for Plagiorhynchus cylindraceus (Levri, E.P. ; Coppola, B.P. 2004)