OSTRACOD RESEARCH

at the Lake Biwa Museum, Japan


Robin James Smith

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Genus Pseudocandona Kaufmann, 1900

Superfamily: Cypridoidea Baird, 1845
Family: Candonidae Kaufmann, 1900
Subfamily: Candoninae Kaufmann, 1900

Two species have been reported from Korea:

1. Pseudocandona morimotoi (McKenzie, 1972)

Figures in: McKenzie 1972 (carapace and appendages)
Habitat: Caves.
Mode of life: Benthic.
Reproduction mode: Sexual.
Known distribution: Yongdam-gul Cave, Yeongweol-gun. Currently only known from the type locality.

References:
McKenzie, K. G. 1972. Results of the speleological survey in South Korea 1966. XXII. Subterranean Ostracoda from South Korea. Bulletin of the National Science Mususem Tokyo, 15, 155-166.

2. Pseudocandona pratensis (Hartwig, 1901)

Figures in: Meisch 2000 (carapace and appendages); Karanovic 2013 (carapace and appendages, as Typhlocypris pratensis (Hartwig, 1901)).
Habitat: A river (Karanovic 2013). Elsewhere mainly found in temporary water bodies, but also ponds, lakes, rivers, brooks and springs (Meisch 2000)
Mode of life: Benthic.
Reproduction mode: In Korea unknown as only two females have been recovered. Elsewhere sexual (Meisch 2000).
Known distribution: Gangwon and Gyeongsangbuk Provinces (Karanovic 2013). Elsewhere known from Europe (Meisch 2000), and Japan (Tanaka et al. 2015).
Remarks: As no males were found, the Korean records need confirmation.

References:
Karanovic I. 2013. Earicandona, new genus and the first record of Typhlocypris pratensis (Crustacea, Ostracoda) from South Korea. Journal of Species Research, 2, 145-158.

Meisch, C. 2000. Freshwater Ostracoda of Western and Central Europe. In: Schwoerbel, J., Zwick, P., (Eds.), Süßwasserfauna von Mitteleuropa 8/3. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin 522 pp.

Tanaka, H., Kotorii, H., Yokozawa, K., Wakabayashi, F., Kimoto, K. & Sano, K. 2015. Distribution and occurrence of freshwater Ostracoda (Crustacea) from southwest region of Mt. Fuji. TAXA, Proceedings of the Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology, 38, 26-41. [In Japanese with English abstract.]