Ostracoda | Podocopida
Murray, J. 1896. (Ref. 87480)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 37 - 474 m (Ref. 90145), usually 90 - ? m (Ref. 90145)
Climate / Range
Southern Oceans: Prince Edward Island, Kerguelen Islands, Sub-Antarctic islands and Australia.
Members of the class Ostracoda are gonochoric. Sperm transfer is direct. During copulation, male clasps the female dorsally and posteriorly and later on injects its penis between the valves of the female. Eggs may either be attached to a substratum or brooded, where they grow and hatch as nauplii (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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