OSTRACOD RESEARCH

at the Lake Biwa Museum, Japan


Robin James Smith

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Genus Scottia Brady & Norman, 1889

Superfamily: Cypridoidea Baird, 1845
Family: Cyprididae Baird, 1845
Subfamily: Scottinae Bronshtein, 1947

One species has been reported from Korea:

1. Scottia pseudobrowniana Kempf, 1971

Figures in: Meisch 2000 (carapace and appendages), Chang et al. 2012 (carapace and male sexual organ).
Habitat: Small trickle of water (Chang et al. 2012). Elsewhere, reported from ponds and swampy habitats fed by springs, often with leaf litter (Meisch 2000).
Mode of life: Benthic.
Reproductive mode: Sexual.
Known distribution: Gangwon Province (Chang et al. 2012). Elsewhere, Europe, Russia and North America (see review in Kempf 1971; Külköylüoglu & Vinyard 2000).

References:
Chang C. Y., Lee, J. & Smith, R. J. 2012. Nonmarine ostracods (Crustacea) from South Korea, including a description of a new species of Tanycypris Triebel (Cyprididae, Cypricercinae). Zootaxa, 3161, 1-19.

Kempf, E.K. 1971. Ökologie, Taxonomie und Verbreitung der nichtmarinen Ostrakoden-Gattung Scottia im Quartär von Europa. Eiszeitalter und Gegenwart, 22, 43-63.

Külköylüoglu, O. and Vinyard, G.L. 2000. Distribution and ecology of freshwater Ostracoda (Crustacea) collected from springs of Nevada, Idaho, and Oregon: a preliminary study. Western North American Naturalist, 60, 291-303.

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.