Seanet Mid Intertidal

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Cirolana harfordi  (Lockinton, 1877)
Phylum Arthropoda, Subph. Crustacea, Class Malacostraca, Subcl. Eumalacostraca, Superorder Peracarida, Order Isopoda, Family Cirolanidae

Isopod; oval, dorsoventrally-compressed body to 20 mm (most closer to 10 mm), pale gray or tan to black.

Abundant, under rocks resting in sand or gravel; also in mussel beds; mid-intertidal zone, exposed & protected outer coast; voracious scavenger / predator.

Geo Range: British Columbia to Baja
Similar species: many other spp. of isopods occur on rocky shores.

Image: juvenile Chlorostoma funebralis (middle rt.)