OSTRACOD RESEARCH

at the Lake Biwa Museum, Japan


Robin James Smith

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Genus Frambocythere Colin, 1980

Superfamily: Cytheroidea Baird, 1850
Family: Limnocytheridae Klie, 1938
Subfamily Timiriaseviinae Mandelstam, 1960

One species has been reported from Korea:

1. Frambocythere relicta Smith et al., 2012


External view of a female left valve of Frambocythere relicta, length 410 microns.


External view of a female right valve of Frambocythere relicta, length 409 microns.

Additional figures in: Smith et al. 2012 (carapace and appendages).
Habitat: A muddy lake in a limestone cave.
Mode of life: Subterranean.
Reproduction mode: Sexual.
Known distribution: Seongryu Cave, North Gyeongsang Province. Currently only known from the type locality.

References:
Smith, R. J., Lee, J., Choi, Y. G., Chang, C. Y. & Colin, J-P. 2012. A Recent species of Frambocythere Colin, 1980 (Ostracoda, Crustacea) from a cave in South Korea; the first extant representative of a genus thought extinct since the Eocene. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 31, 131-138.