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Marine PlanktonA practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomy$
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Claudia Castellani and Martin Edwards

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199233267

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199233267.001.0001

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Crustacea: Ostracoda

Crustacea: Ostracoda

Chapter:
(p.410) Crustacea: Ostracoda
Source:
Marine Plankton
Author(s):

Martin V. Angel

Anthony W.G. John

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199233267.003.0025

This chapter describes the taxonomy of Ostracoda, small bivalved crustaceans ranging in size from 0.2 to > 30 mm. The majority are benthic and belong to the subclass Podocopa. The chapter focuses on the holoplanktonic oceanic species. It covers their life cycle, ecology, and general morphology. It includes a section that indicates the systematic placement of the taxon described within the tree of life, and lists the key marine representative illustrated in the chapter (usually to genus or family level). This section also provides information on the taxonomic authorities responsible for the classification adopted, recent changes which might have occurred, and lists relevant taxonomic sources.

Keywords:   Ostracoda, holoplanktonic oceanic species, taxonomy, zooplankton, life cycle, ecology, morphology

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