Ligia cursor

Ligia cursor is a woodlouse in the family Ligiidae.[1]

Ligia cursor
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Superorder: Peracarida
Order: Isopoda
Suborder: Oniscidea
Family: Ligiidae
Genus: Ligia
L. cursor
Binomial name
Ligia cursor
Dana, 1853 [1]

The antennae are as long as the cephalothorax, which is the head and body of the animal. Its flagellum contains 21 segments, 14 larger and 7 smaller, and each joint shows setae (small bristles).[2]


L. cursor was found on the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838–1842 under the command of Charles Wilkes, on the coast near Valparaíso, Chile.[2]


  1. ^ a b Marilyn Schotte (2010). Schotte M, Boyko CB, Bruce NL, Poore GC, Taiti S, Wilson GD (eds.). "Ligia cursor Dana, 1853". World Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved August 27, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Dana, J.D. (1853). Crustacea. Part II. In: C. Wilkes, United States Exploring Expedition, 1838- 1842 under the command of Charles Wilkes. Vol. 14. p. 743.

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