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Smiley Chap

Observed: 5th November 2010 By: GemsGems’s reputation in Invertebrates
Smiley Chap
Description:

An Isopod? found on the rocky shore

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Sam Griffin's picture

Is that not Pac-Man?! Lost a

Is that not Pac-Man?! Lost a bit of his lustre since the 80's parhaps... ;)

RoyW's picture

That was my first thought...

There is an uncanny resemblance!

lalows2's picture

Isopod indeed - how big? Have

Isopod indeed - how big? Have a look at speckled sea louse http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=3322

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RoyW's picture

But...

Luckily Ispot produces more serious answers!

Gems's picture

The isopod was about 10-12mm

The isopod was about 10-12mm when uncurled. It could be the speckled sea louse, where it was found there was very little sand.

lalows2's picture

Pics of speckled sea louse

Pics of speckled sea louse here http://www.lalows.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/why-is-beach-wet-because-sea-we...

Are they close to what your Pacman thingy is?

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