Idotea (Idotea) fewkesi
|Top view of an Idotea (Idotea) fewkesi found on Beach 4.|
|(Photo by: Dave Cowles, July 2002)|
How to Distinguish from Similar Species: They have a telson similar to Idotea stenops and the Idotea schmitti. However, I. fewkesi are far more narrow and elongated.
Geographical Range: Alaska to central California
Depth Range: Commonly found in the subtidal zone (8-12 meters) although a few may be found in the intertidal zone.
Habitat: Live on algae on exposed rocky coasts or subtidally.
Biology/Natural History: Females appear
to be ovigerous
in July and October. Not much can be said about these subtidal isopods.
Their pigmentation may be affected by the substrate on which they live.
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Morris, Abbott, and Haderlie, 1980