BIOTIC Species Information for Eurydice pulchra
Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
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Scientific nameEurydice pulchra Common nameSpeckled selouse
MCS CodeS854 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumCrustacea Subphylum
Superclass ClassEumalacostraca
SubclassPeracarida OrderIsopoda
SuborderFlabellifera FamilyCirolanidae
GenusEurydice Speciespulchra

Additional InformationBritish coastal isopods have been described by Naylor (1972, 1990). A second intertidal species of Eurydice, Eurydice affinis Hansen, is also found on British shores. It is distinguished from Eurydice pulchra by an overall paler appearance, with black spots only on its dorsal surface. In Britain it has a more restricted distribution than Eurydice pulchra, from south-west England into North Wales, where it occurs amongst populations of Eurydice pulchra.
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997, Naylor, 1972, Naylor, 1990, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward, 1994, Hayward et al., 1996, Fish & Fish, 1996,
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