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Thanks for taking the time to look. Realize this is not a true insect, but many of the “bugs” you i.d. are not, so hope you can tell me what this little (about an inch long) tank is! It was seen on a beach on Cedar Key in Florida in late summer. Thanks in advance for any help.
Jacque Merritt

Hi Jacque,
This is a Marine Isopod. We are not sure if it is Ligia occidentalis, which is found on the west coast, or some other species in the genus. It is sometimes called a Beach Cockroach Rock Louse or Sea Slater

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One Response to Marine Isopod: Beach Cockroach

  1. roy says:

    I have seen these Seawall Bugs/Roaches since I moved back to Florida in ’58. You can use them for Bait, if you can catch some! Saltwater panfish eat ‘em up! Pretty soft, but the fish like ‘em!

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