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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Isopoda
Suborder: Oniscoidea
Family: Porcellionidae
Genus: Porcellio
Species: Porcellio scaber

These pink woodlice was found under rotting pine bark in New Plymouth.



Woodlice can drink water by using their uropods (see photo). The uropods are tube-like structures on the posterior (back end) of the animal. When they use them for drinking they press their uropods to close together and touch it against a moist surface. Capillary action pulls the water up the uropods and into the anus.[3]

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