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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).

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.