How to Distinguish from Similar Species: They have a telson similar to Idotea stenops and the Idotea schmitti. However, I. fewkesi are far more narrow and elongated.
Geographical Range: Alaska to central California
Depth Range: Commonly found in the subtidal zone (8-12 meters) although a few may be found in the intertidal zone.
Habitat: Live on algae on exposed rocky coasts or subtidally.
History: Females appear
to be ovigerous
in July and October. Not much can be said about these
Their pigmentation may be affected by the substrate on which they live.
General Notes and Observations: Locations, abundances, unusual behaviors, etc.:
Authors and Editors of Page:
Created original page: Heidee Leno (2002)
Edited by: Hans Helmstetler 11-2002