Giant Purple Isopod | Nautilus Live
Published on Sep 1, 2014
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Look familiar? This isopod is closely related to a much smaller land species – the common pill bug. We see a lot of them on the seafloor, but rarely any that are this brilliant purple color.
This big guy’s lookin’ mighty good in purple, don’tcha think?