Sea Slater

Name: Sea Slater

Scientific name: Ligia oceanica

Category: Marine

Nature Stars: 30

What are nature stars?

About: A marine crustacean, a close relative of the woodlice. An oval animal that grows up to 3 cm long. It lives in crevices and under rocks, coming out at night to feed on anything it can find.

How to identify: Turn over rocks on the seashore and this is the woodlouse-like creature you may find.

Where: Found all round our shores.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 20
  • Agility: 30
  • Rarity: 40
  • Cute factor: 40
  • Traveller: 40

Fantastic fact: The Sea Slater's antennae are two thirds the length of its body.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

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  • Otteratas
    • Date: 2017-07-25 11:37:56
    • Otteratas

    i think i have seen one because when i was dig in the sand on the beach there were loads of woodlice-like things popped up in the air whenever they were uncovered from the sand

  • Tealex
    • Date: 2014-04-09 10:11:43
    • Tealex

    My Mum had never heard of these but I think I have seen one before

  • Hawkir
    • Date: 2010-09-13 18:47:23
    • Hawkir

    I don't really like minibeasts much, especially not ones with loads of legs, but this guy's cool!

  • Dolphilor
    • Date: 2010-07-24 16:08:16
    • Dolphilor

    A woodlouse under the sea.