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Robin James Smith

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Genus Strandesia Stuhlmann, 1888

Superfamily: Cypridoidea Baird, 1845
Family: Cyprididae Baird, 1845
Subfamily: Cypricercinae McKenzie, 1971

One species has been reported from Korea:

1. Strandesia flavescens Klie, 1932

External view of a female left valve of Strandesia flavescens, length 1954 microns.

External view of a female right valve of Strandesia flavescens, length 1982 microns.

Additional figures in: Klie 1932 (carapace and caudal ramus), Smith et al. 2014 (carapace).
Habitat: Lotus pond (Smith et al. 2014). Elsewhere, known from a storage pool and a rice field (Klie 1932)
Mode of life: Nektobenthic (swimmer).
Reproductive mode: Asexual, males unknown.
Known distribution: Jeju Island (Smith et al. 2014). Elsewhere reported from Indonesia (Klie 1932), Taiwan (Yu et al. 2009, citing grey literature), and India (Victor and Fernando 1979b).

Klie W. 1932. Die Ostracoden der Deutschen Limnologischen Sunda-Expedition. Arch Hydrobiol. (=Tropische Binnengwässer 3) 11, 447-502.

Smith, R. J., Lee, J., & Chang, C. Y. 2014. Nonmarine Ostracoda (Crustacea) from Jeju Island, South Korea, including descriptions of two new species. Journal of Natural History.

Victor, R. & Fernando, C. H. 1979. The freshwater ostracods (Crustacea: Ostracoda) of India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 74, 147-242.

Yu, N., Zhao, Q., Li, E., Chen, S. & Chen, L. 2009. An updated and annotated checklist of recent nonmarine ostracods from China. Zootaxa, 2067, 29-50.