Little Sea Roly-Poly

Cubaris murina


12 mixed: $15
50 mixed: $60

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: 11 mm.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

Despite having only two days to search the Florida Keys on my first trip for bugs (and half of that time was spent unpacking, eating, and packing), I was able to locate these cute isopods in very strange places. Most were collected from bone dry logs (all the while I was being nipped by flies), though others were found in leaf litter. These do not get as large as other roly-polies, but their clean appearance, cute little goggle-shaped heads, and perky orange uropods make them interesting in their own right. They are very slow breeders, producing as few as two babies per litter.