Taxonomy Search:

Dynoides dentisinus
Image courtesy of Kazuyuki Yamada @ MIAW
Dynoides dentisinus
Taxonomic Group: Crustaceans-Isopods
Common name: MARINE ISOPOD


Dynoides dentisinus is a marine isopod, which is native to the Northwest Pacific from Russia to the East China Sea. It was introduced to the San Francisco Bay estuary, California and has been established since at least 1977. It inhabits subtidal and intertidal mussel beds, algal beds, and fouling communities, and is sometimes noted swimming in the plankton at night. No impacts have been reported for this species.

* Content for this species is based on the literature and peer review is pending - if you have comments or feedback please contact Paul Fofonoff at

This is some default tab content, embedded directly inside this space and not via Ajax. It can be shown when no tabs are automatically selected, or associated with a certain tab, in this case, the first tab.


Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
Access Date:

Marine Invasions Lab
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

P.O. Box 28
647 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater, MD 21037-0028 Tel: 443 482 2200
Fax: 443 482 2380

Databases Overview| Chesapeake Bay | National Database |