OSTRACOD RESEARCH

at the Lake Biwa Museum, Japan


Robin James Smith

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The ostracod Fabaeformiscandona myllaina Click on the image for next one in the series. The ostracod Fabaeformiscandona myllaina Click on the image for next one in the series.

Left: A male sexual organ of Fabaeformiscandona myllaina. Ostracods have two sexual organs, which are joined together at the base and which are used simultaneously during copulation. The females also have paired sexual organs to accommodate the males.

Right (insert of left): Often freshwater ostracods have peritrichs (attached ciliates) on the surface of their appendages.
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