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Specimen of the Week 287: The Marine Isopods

By zcqsrti, on 14 April 2017

Marine isopod (Serolis scythei) specimens in fluid. H145

Marine isopod (Serolis scythei) specimens in fluid. LDUCZ-H145

Research for this specimen on the week has been somewhat difficult, especially when a quick google search for it’s Latin name comes up with fruitful results of operation manuals for gasoline hedge trimmers, stamp catalogues for the enthused collectors of the Falkland Islands and an aged encyclopedia called the ‘Penny Cyclopaedia of The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge’ (a steal at only seven shillings and a sixpence).