Idotea ochotensis Brandt, 1851
|Idotea ochotensis on 3rd Beach, Olympic Peninsula, WA|
|(Photo by: Dave Cowles, July 2006)|
How to Distinguish from Similar Species: Idotea aculeata is very similar but the palp of its maxilliped has 5 articles and it is found only from central California south. Idotea resecata has a concave posterior margin on the pleotelson.
Geographical Range: Japan, NE Asia to San Francisco
Depth Range: At least intertidal and shallow subtidal
Habitat: We found this individual in an area of mixed boulders and sand, in an area with strong surf. Sometimes found on drifting seaweed and in brackish water.
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Johnson and Snook, 1955
The underside of the same individual as above.