Marine Pill Bug

Zuzara venosa (Stebbing, 1874)

An isopod with a pale grey body that features a pair of double flat, oval-shaped plates at the rear with a head that is rounded and the posterior end pointed.

Like other isopods this species are scavanger feeding on the decaying matter along our shorelines and on the sea floor.

How to identify Zuzara venosa?

What habitats does Zuzara venosa live in?

Under stones on sheltered intertidal shores

What is the distribution of Zuzara venosa?

South-eastern Australia

How big does Zuzara venosa grow?

Usually less than 1 cm long, but up to 2 cm long

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