Isopod identification

TheSwarmThing

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Hi everyone,

Could you help me with the identification of these isopods? All individuals were collected in Hungary from two different locations. At first I thought all were Porcellio scaber, but the ones on the 2nd and 3rd pictures look different. Thanks for the help!

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Hisserdude

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Those are all Porcellio scaber, some individuals are just flat out grey, like the ones in the first photo, and others have light grey margins running along their sides, like the individuals iin the other photos.
 

TheSwarmThing

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Thanks a lot @Hisserdude! :)

I thought all P. scaber individuals are matte grey. And also the ones on the 1st picture are a lot bigger. I didn't know this species is this variable.
 

Hisserdude

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Thanks a lot @Hisserdude! :)

I thought all P. scaber individuals are matte grey. And also the ones on the 1st picture are a lot bigger. I didn't know this species is this variable.
No problem, happy to help! :)

Yeah, they are quite a variable species, even within just the normal grey morph.
 
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