OSTRACOD RESEARCH

at the Lake Biwa Museum, Japan


Robin James Smith

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Genus Scottia Brady & Norman, 1889

Superfamily: Cypridoidea Baird, 1845
Family: Cyprididae Baird, 1845
Subfamily: Scottinae Bronshtein, 1947

One species has been reported from Japan:

1. Scottia birigida Smith et al, 2002


Left side view (top) and dorsal view of a male Scottia birigida, length about 0.6 mm.

External view of a male left valve of Scottia birigida, length 640 microns.


External view of a male right valve of Scottia birigida, length 618 microns.


The male sexual organ of Scottia birigida, length 167 microns.

Additional figures in: Smith et al. 2002 (carapace and appendages).
Habitat: Spring runoff and wet leaf litter around runoff.
Mode of life: Benthic.
Reproductive mode: Sexual.
Known distribution: Ishikawa Prefecture (Smith et al. 2002).

References:
Smith, R. J., Matzke-Karasz, R., Kamiya, T. & Ikeda, Y. 2002. Scottia birigida sp. nov. (Cypridoidea: Ostracoda) from western Honshu, Japan and a key to the subfamily Scottiinae Bronstein, 1947. Zootaxa, 126, 1-20.