Potamocypris variegata ( Brady and Norman, 1889 ), Smith & Lee & Chang, 2014

Smith, Robin James, Lee, Jimin & Chang, Cheon Young, 2014, Nonmarine Ostracoda (Crustacea) from Jeju Island, South Korea, including descriptions of two new species, Journal of Natural History 49 (1), pp. 37-76: 64

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2014.946110

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4335360

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Potamocypris variegata ( Brady and Norman, 1889 )
status

 

Potamocypris variegata ( Brady and Norman, 1889)  

( Figure 8G, H View Figure 8 )

Cypridopsis variegata Brady and Norman, 1889  

Potamocypris variegata ( Brady and Norman, 1889)   nov. comb. Daday 1900

Remarks

This species has a wide, probably Holarctic distribution (see review of distribution in Meisch 2000), but this is the first report from north-east Asia. It is often found in stagnant and slow flowing waters with dense vegetation ( Meisch 2000). During our surveys, Potamocypris variegata   was found at only one locality (locality 35), in the lower reaches of a river.

Previously, Kim and Min (1991a) reported Potamocypris mastigophora ( Meuthuen, 1910)   (as Potamocypris producta ( Sars, 1924))   from Jeju Island. Their specimens were ‘severely damaged’ by formalin, and they noted that they were unable to illustrate their specimens in detail ( Kim and Min 1991a). Their species determination therefore remains questionable, but as their specimens have five spine-like setae on the final segment of the maxillula (in contrast to four in P. variegata   ), they are clearly a different species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Ostracoda

Order

Podocopida

Family

Cyprididae

Genus

Potamocypris

Loc

Potamocypris variegata ( Brady and Norman, 1889 )

Smith, Robin James, Lee, Jimin & Chang, Cheon Young 2014
2014
Loc

Potamocypris variegata ( Brady and Norman, 1889 )

Smith & Lee & Chang 2014
2014