Idotea chelipes (Pallas, 1772)
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Family:  Idoteidae ()
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Environment:  benthic; brackish; marine; depth range 0 - 6 m
Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic.
Biology:  Infaunal and epifaunal on eelgrass beds (Ref. 95819). Members of the order Isopoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Mating usually occurs before and sometimes during the parturial molt. Sperm transfer is indirect. Life cycle: Eggs are brooded in the marsupium, which later hatch into manca postlarva before developing into adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 19.11.20

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