Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

The most common pelagic ostracod of the deep Arctic basins and the outflows of polar water into the Atlantic
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Translucent, tinted with red and yellow; Eggs appear orange through white; Guts are often dark red
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 412 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 370 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 5 - 3709
  Temperature range (°C): -1.810 - 6.675
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.656 - 17.777
  Salinity (PPS): 29.709 - 35.111
  Oxygen (ml/l): 5.482 - 9.077
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.584 - 1.682
  Silicate (umol/l): 6.447 - 31.783

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 5 - 3709

Temperature range (°C): -1.810 - 6.675

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.656 - 17.777

Salinity (PPS): 29.709 - 35.111

Oxygen (ml/l): 5.482 - 9.077

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.584 - 1.682

Silicate (umol/l): 6.447 - 31.783
 
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Panarctic in deeper waters; Mesopelagic, most abundant between depths of 200-500m
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Trophic Strategy

Particle feeder; Detritivore
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Female stores sperm and spawns repeatedly; Eggs are scattered into the water; Six juvenile stages before maturity; Generation times are unknown, probably many months; Spawning likely occurs year-round, but peaks in summer
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Boroecia maxima

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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