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Philomedidae is a family of ostracodes. They are surface deposit feeders. Reproduction is dioecious.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/surfaceDepositFeeder
  • Definition: An organism which obtains food primarily by surface deposit feeding. Reid WDK, Wigham BD, McGill RAR, Polunin NVC (2012) Elucidating trophic pathways in benthic deep-sea assemblages of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge north and south of the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 463:89-103. doi:10.3354/meps09863
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Philomedidae. View this species on GBIF

Philomedidae Habitats

The environments in which many Philomedidae species are known to live. Select an environment to see its Philomedidae species checklist.

R. John Nelson. University of Victoria. R. John Nelson. Year: 2018. Contact: mvanwyngaarden@uvic.ca.   cc-by-nc-sa-3.0

Philomedidae Habitats

The environments in which many Philomedidae species are known to live. Select an environment to see its Philomedidae species checklist.