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Giant Isopod (Sherman's Lagoon)

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Giant Isopod
General Information
Scientific name Bathynomus giganteus
Homeworld Europa
Habitat Deep oceans
Body Type Crustaceanoid
Diet Carnivorous
Sapience Level Sapient
Behavior Aggressive
Status Alive
Behind the Scenes
Universe Sherman's Lagoon
Created by Jim Toomey

Giant Isopods are a sapient alien race native to Jupiter's moon Europa. They are ocean-dwelling creatures with pale eyes and antennae, and have been described as looking like a gigantic pill-bug. Some of them have also been living on Earth in the deep ocean, where they sometimes abduct other creatures and bring them in their spaceships to Europa to be devoured by their Isopod brethren. When this plan fails, they usually order pizza instead.


  • Sherman's Lagoon, by Jim Toomey (story ark ran from June 12, 2014 to June 26, 2014).


  • This real life species, Bathynomus giganteus, was first discovered in 1879.
  • They have also been portrayed as extraterrestrial in Dan Brown's novel Deception Point, although in that case it turned out to have been a fraud.

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