The giant isopod, known scientifically as Bathynomus giganteus, is the largest known member of the isopod family. It is very closely related to the small pillbugs that you can find in the garden. It is a carnivorous crustacean that spends its time scavenging the deep ocean floor. Food is extremely scarce at these great depths, so the isopod has adapted to eat what ever happens to fall to the ocean floor from above. It will also feed on some of the small invertebrates that live at these…

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The giant isopod, known scientifically as Bathynomus giganteus, is the largest known member of the isopod family. It is very closely related to the small pillbugs that you can find in the garden. It is a carnivorous crustacean that spends its time scavenging the deep ocean floor. Food is extremely scarce at these great depths, so the isopod has adapted to eat what ever happens to fall to the ocean floor from above. It will also feed on some of the small invertebrates that live at these…

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Why, Japan? of the Day: Giant Isopod Plushie

Giant Isopod Related to shrimp and crabs, the giant isopod is a deep-sea crustacean that makes its home on the ocean floor. It is the largest of the known isopods, which on land includes the relatively tiny pill bug.

Giant Isopod Related to shrimp and crabs, the giant isopod is a deep-sea crustacean that makes its home on the ocean floor. It is the largest of the known isopods, which on land includes the relatively tiny pill bug.

Giant Isopod | This one is the largest of the existing isopods. “The enormous size of the giant isopod is a result of a phenomenon known as deep sea gigantism. This is the tendency of deep sea crustaceans and other animals to grow to a much larger size than similar species in shallower waters.” (Image credits: Littoraria)

Giant Isopod | This one is the largest of the existing isopods. “The enormous size of the giant isopod is a result of a phenomenon known as deep sea gigantism. This is the tendency of deep sea crustaceans and other animals to grow to a much larger size than similar species in shallower waters.” (Image credits: Littoraria)

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Giant Isopod...NOT cute!  Thank god they live 6000' down on the ocean floor b/c this would cure me of ever wanting to go in the ocean!

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Giant Isopod...NOT cute! Thank god they live 6000' down on the ocean floor b/c this would cure me of ever wanting to go in the ocean!

Giant Isopods feasting on a Shark : TheDepthsBelow

Giant Isopods feasting on a Shark : TheDepthsBelow

Giant Isopod Stuffed Animal...  I want one.

Giant Isopod Stuffed Animal... I want one.

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