A New Species of Metacypris (Crustacea: Ostracoda: Cytheroidea: Limnocytheridae) from Hokkaido, Japan A New Species of Metacypris (Crustacea: Ostracoda: Cytheroidea: Limnocytheridae) from Hokkaido, Japan

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Abstract

A new species of the freshwater ostracod genus Metacypris is reported from Kushiro Marsh, Hokkaido, Japan. Two large posterior brood chambers in the females give this species a perfect heart shape in dorsal view. The male is characterized by a digit-shaped plate on each hemipenis. This is the second living species of Metacypris to be described; the other species, M. cordata Brady and Robertson, 1870, is restricted to Europe. Furthermore, this new species of Metacypris is only the second endemic freshwater cytheroidean species so far reported from Japan and the first record of the family Limnocytheridae in Japan.

Journal

  • Species Diversity

    Species Diversity 9(1), 37-46, 2004

    The Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110006794421
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11114903
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    13421670
  • NDL Article ID
    6879443
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR4(科学技術--生物学--動物)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-W570
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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