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Heterocypris incongruens

Observed: 27th June 2012 By: MickETalbotMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in Invertebrates
Ostracoda (Heterocypris incongruens)
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Along with Heterocypris incongruens, there some other Ostracoda types present, suggestion for an ID will be most welcome.

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John Bratton's picture

The pattern on the small ones

The pattern on the small ones is rather like Cypridopsis vidua, but there are other species that have bars of colour. Are you sure they are not juveniles of Heterocypris? Not that I've ever seen such strongly patterned juveniles.

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Ostacods

John,
I have sent a request to Robin J. Smith, the guy who authors this site, http://www.lbm.go.jp/smith/index.html

Should I get any feed back I will let you know.

John Bratton's picture

How about picking out a few

How about picking out a few of the stripy ones, put them in a jar of water with a layer of soil and a bread crumb, and keep them on the windowsill. If they are just juvenile incongruens, they will mature in a week or two.

John