OSTRACOD RESEARCH

at the Lake Biwa Museum, Japan


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).

References:
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.