Ostracoda (Myodocopina, Cladocopina, Halocypridina) from Anchialine Caves in Bermuda

  title={Ostracoda (Myodocopina, Cladocopina, Halocypridina) from Anchialine Caves in Bermuda},
  author={Louis S. Kornicker and Thomas M. Iliffe},
Review and phylogeny of the Recent Polycopidae (Ostracoda, Cladocopina), with descriptions of nine new species, one new genus, and one new subgenus from the deep South Atlantic
Eight new species from the DIVA II expedition of the RV “Meteor” at the Cape, Angola, and Guinea basins are presented here, and a key to genera of the family Polycopidae is provided.
A unique diversity hotspot for Polycopidae (Ostracoda) in the Triassic of North Dobrogea
The ontogenetic development of six species of Polycopidae are described for the first time and at least two species showing precocious sexual dimorphism are reported, leading us to consider this area as a biodiversity hotspot for these ostracod taxa.
Bermuda’s Walsingham Caves: A Global Hotspot for Anchialine Stygobionts
Bermuda is an Eocene age volcanic island in the western North Atlantic, entirely capped by Pleistocene eolian limestone. The oldest and most highly karstified limestone is a 2 km2 outcrop of the
Historical biogeography of the genus Polycopissa (Ostracoda: Myodocopa: Cladocopina), with the description and DNA barcode of the second Indo-Pacific species from the Seto Inland Sea
The results showed that the morphology of the pore system on the outer surface of the carapace could be utilised for generic-level identification and for taxonomic classification of fossil species.
Distribution of Myodocopid Ostracods in Tampa Bay, Florida, and Association with Abiotic Variables
Myodocopid ostracods were identified from > 600 benthic samples collected from Tampa Bay, Florida, during 1995 to 2001, as part of an annual synoptic survey of the benthos. At least 24 taxa were
The darkness syndrome in subsurface-shallow and deep-sea dwelling Ostracoda (Crustacea)
Examples from two major groups of ostracods, Podocopida and Halocyprida, are used in support of this latter evolutionary model: shelf-dwelling animals, which are not strongly specialized for life in the photic environment, easily colonize deep-sea and/or shallow subsurface habitats.
World Register of marine Cave Species (WoRCS): a new Thematic Species Database for marine and anchialine cave biodiversity
The goal of the WoRCS initiative is to create a comprehensive taxonomic and ecological database of known species from marine caves and anchialine systems worldwide and to present this as a Thematic Species Database (TSD) of the World Register of marine Species (WoRMS).
The morphology of the frontal filaments in the nauplii of Verruca stroemia (Müller, 1776) and Hesperibalanus hesperius (Pilsbry, 1916) (Cirripedia: Thoracica)
Scanning electron microscopy was used to investigate the fine morphology of the frontal filaments (FFs) in nauplial stages of the barnacles Verruca stroemia and Hesperibalanus hesperius and possible homology with the preantennal limbs is discussed.
The mating behaviour of the seed shrimp Parapolycope spiralis (Ostracoda: Cladocopina), with insight into the evolution of mating systems in cryptic interstitial habitats
Observations indicate that the sequence of stages of the mating behaviour of miniaturized animals is not necessarily always a simplified process and it seems that the male upper lip establishes physical contact stimuli with the female during the process.