OSTRACOD RESEARCH

at the Lake Biwa Museum, Japan


Robin James Smith

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Genus Terrestricythere Schornikov, 1969

Superfamily: Terrestricytheroidea Schornikov, 1969
Family: Terrestricytheridae Schornikov, 1969

One species has been reported from Korea:

1. Terrestricythere ivanovae Schornikov, 1969


External view of a male left valve of Terrestricythere ivanovae, length 473 microns.

Additional figures in: Schornikov 1969 (carapace and appendages), Smith et al. 2012 (carapace and appendages).
Habitat: Freshwater pools in two coastal caves (Smith et al. 2014). Elsewhere, reported from the supralittoral zone along the coast, monsoonal salt marsh with brackish groundwater (Schornikov 1969; 1980), and a freshwater lake (Scharf and Keyser 1991).
Mode of life: Benthic/"semi-terrestrial".
Reproduction mode: Sexual.
Known distribution: Jeju Island (Smith et al. 2014). Elsewhere, far-east of Russia (Schornikov 1969, 1980), and France (Scharf and Keyser 1991).

References:
Scharf B. W., Keyser, D. 1991. Living and subfossil Ostracoda (Crustacea) from Lac du Bouchet (France, Auvergne). Doc CERLET Mém. 2, 387-391.

Schornikov EI. 1969. Novoe semeystvo rakushkovykh rachkov (Ostracoda) iz supralitorali Kurilskikh Ostrovov [A new family of Ostracoda from the supralittoral zone of the Kuril Islands]. Zool Zh. 48, 494–498. [In Russian with English abstract.]

Schornikov EI. 1980. Ostracody v nazemnykh biotopakh [Ostracods in terrestrial biotopes]. Zool Zh. 59:1306–1319. [In Russian with English abstract.]

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2014.946110, 1-40.