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Cyprididae

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Not to be confused with Cyprinidae, a family of fish.

Cyprididae is "the most diverse group of freshwater ostracods".[2] It contains 1000 species, which represents 50% of the known species of freshwater ostracods (other speciose families include Candonidae, with 25%, and Limnocytheridae, with 10%).[3] Around 60% of genera in the family are endemic to a single zoogeographic region.[3] The family contains 25 subfamilies, and is most diverse in the Afrotropic ecozone, with over 300 species in 45 genera.[3] Many Cyprididae occur in temporary water bodies and have drought-resistant eggs, mixed/parthenogenetic reproduction and ability to swim. These biological attributes pre-adapt them to form successful radiations in these habitats.[4] Bennelongia is an interesting genus of the family Cyprididae. It may be the last true descendant genus of the Mesozoic (and now extinct) lineage of Cypridea, which was a dominant lineage of ostracod in non-marine waters in the Cretaceous.[3]

Overview of genera

Amphicypris - Ampullacypris - Apatelecypris - Argentocypris - Austromesocypris - Bennelongia - Bradleystrandesia - Callistocypris - Candocypria - Candonocypris - Cavernocypris - Chlamydotheca - Cyclocypria - Cyclocypris - Cypretta - Cypria - Cypricercus - Cypriconcha - Cypridopsis - Cyprinotus - Cypris - Diacypris - Dolerocypris - Eucypris - Eundacypris - Eurycypris - Goniocypris - Hemicypris - Herpetocypris - Heterocypris - Hypselecypris - Ilyodromus - Isocypris - Kapcypridopsis - Karshicypridea - Klieopsis - Koencypris - Liocypris - Madagascarcypris - Mecynocypria - Megalocypris - Mesocypris - Neocypridopsis - Paracypria - Pelocypris - Physocypria - Potamocypris - Prionocypris - Pseudocypris - Pseudoilyocypris - Psychrodromus - Sarscypridopsis - Sclerocypris - Scottia - Spirocypris - Stenocypria - Stenocypris - Strandesia - Tanganyikacypris - Tanycypris - Thermopsis - Tonnacypris - Trajancypris - Zonocypretta

References

  1. ^ Baird, W. 1845: Arrangement of the British Entomostraca, with a List of Species, particularly noticing those which have as yet been discovered within the bounds of the Club. History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club, 2 (13) 145-158
  2. ^ Robin J. Smith; Horst Janz; Ichiro Okubo (2011). "Recent Cyprididae and Ilyocyprididae (Crustacea: Ostracoda) from Lake Biwa, Japan, including a summary of the lake's ostracod fauna" (PDF excerpt). Zootaxa. 2874: 1–37.
  3. ^ a b c d Koen Martens; Isa Schön; Claude Meisch; David J. Horne (2008). "Global diversity of ostracods (Ostracoda, Crustacea) in freshwater". In Estelle V. Balian; Christian Lévêque; Hendrik Segers; Koen Martens (eds.). Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment. Developments in Hydrobiology. Springer. doi:10.1007/s10750-007-9245-4. ISBN 978-1-4020-8258-0.
  4. ^ D. J. Horne; K. Martens (1998). "An assessment of the importance of resting eggs for the evolutionary success of non-marine Ostracoda (Crustacea)". In Luc Brendonck; Luc de Meester; Nelson Hairston (eds.). Evolutionary and ecological aspects of crustacean diapause. Advances in Limnology. 52. E. Schweizerbart. pp. 549–561. ISBN 978-3-510-47054-9.

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Cyprididae: Brief Summary

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Not to be confused with Cyprinidae, a family of fish.

Cyprididae is "the most diverse group of freshwater ostracods". It contains 1000 species, which represents 50% of the known species of freshwater ostracods (other speciose families include Candonidae, with 25%, and Limnocytheridae, with 10%). Around 60% of genera in the family are endemic to a single zoogeographic region. The family contains 25 subfamilies, and is most diverse in the Afrotropic ecozone, with over 300 species in 45 genera. Many Cyprididae occur in temporary water bodies and have drought-resistant eggs, mixed/parthenogenetic reproduction and ability to swim. These biological attributes pre-adapt them to form successful radiations in these habitats. Bennelongia is an interesting genus of the family Cyprididae. It may be the last true descendant genus of the Mesozoic (and now extinct) lineage of Cypridea, which was a dominant lineage of ostracod in non-marine waters in the Cretaceous.

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