Usually Idotea wosnesenskii (Rockweed Isopods) are under rocks, but these were attached to a clump of kelp during the minus tide.
Big green isopod. 1.5 inch length. Lagoon shore under rock
Big isopod. Army green, large antennae, about an inch long. 9 plates.
About 2" long.
Buried itself in my flesh and burrowed to my brain. All hail our new isopodian overlords.
Found by Christian Swartz
Idotea is a genus of isopod crustaceans, mostly from cold temperate waters. The taxonomy of the genus is still in doubt, and many of the currently recognised species may be taxonomic synonyms, and others may be moved to different genera. The genus Idotea includes the following species: