at the Lake Biwa Museum, Japan

Robin James Smith

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The freshwater ostracod Vestalenula cornelia. Click on the image for next one in the series.

Drawings of the female (top) and male of Vestalenula cornelia Smith et al., 2006, right side views with right valves removed. Note the eggs in the brood chamber of the female. This species lives in the runoff of springs and seeps in Japan. It is the only species of the superfamily in which males have been found. (Click on the image to view the next one in the series.)