A Magic Marble

Helleria brevicornis, a unique thing about these isopods are they only give birth once a LIFETIME. (Some people are thinking more than once can be achieved with right circumstances, but only time will tell) they also protect their babies.


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Do we know why they only give birth once? Do they live super short lives, does giving birth kill them? How cool!

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Lol! How ridiculously adorable they are! Some of them look like helmets! So cool! :blush:

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I’m not 100% sure. I do know they are the only isopod that’s in this particular family. Seems like the gap between land and sea isopods.

I don’t think females die once they drop babies cause they protect them after (not sure for how long though).

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I want. I want

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Me to me too! :blush:

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