Bathynomus Giganteus

Giant Isopod

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Giant Isopod

 

Description

Bathynomus giganteus is a species of giant isopod thought to be abundant in cold, deep waters of the Atlantic. It is related to the terrestrial woodlouse and pill bug. Giant isopods are prime examples of deep-sea gigantism. This species is known to be a scavengers.

 

 

 

Geography

Throughout the Atalantic. 

Ecosystem

Depth Range (m): 29-2138 

 

 

 

Conservation

Not Evaluated 

 

Threats

Not Evaluated

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