Entocytheridae (Ostracoda) World Database

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Georreferenced world database of species of the ostracod family Entocytheridae, based on published information.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Mestre, A. & Mesquita-Joanes, F. (2013) Entocytheridae (Ostracoda) World Database


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 05d46db0-71db-42c0-b5cb-b81120093f1d.  Ecology Unit, Department of Microbiology and Ecology, University of Valencia publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Spain.


Ostracoda; Entocytheridae; distribution; commensalism; crayfish symbionts; Occurrence


Alexandre Mestre
  • Originator
Predoctoral Fellow
University of Valencia
Dr. Moliner, 50
46100 Burjassot
Francesc Mesquita Joanes
  • Metadata Provider
  • Custodian Steward
  • Point Of Contact
Associate Professor
University of Valencia
Dr. Moliner, 50
46100 Burjassot

Geographic Coverage

Global coverage

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

Family Entocytheridae, a group belonging to the Class Ostracoda (Crustacea), which live as ectosymbionts (commensals) on other crustaceans.

Class Ostracoda
Family Entocytheridae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1903-01-01 / 2013-09-09

Project Data

No Description available

Title Universidad de Valencia, Departamento de Microbiología y Ecología, Unidad de Ecología (Ostrácodos)
Funding Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation Project ECOINVADER (CGL2008-01296/BOS) University of Valencia (“V-Segles” predoctoral grant to A. Mestre)
Study Area Description World

The personnel involved in the project:

Francesc Mesquita-Joanes
  • Principal Investigator

Sampling Methods

Data obtained from published and unpublished scientific literature or own data. Samples of Entocytheridae obtained by collecting their hosts (crayfish and other crustaceans) by hand or traps, etc. and filtering the fixative (ethanol, formalin) or medium (carbonated water, habitat water) where the hosts were stored.

Study Extent Global published information on the presence of living individuals of the Family Entocytheridae.

Method step description:

  1. Search the literature databases, find original sources citing the presence of an Entocytheridae anywhere in the world. Note the species cited and the location. Find the (aprox.) coordinates for the location.

Collection Data

Collection Name Entocytheridae (Ostracoda) World Database
Collection Identifier http://www.gbif.es/ic_colecciones.php?ID_Coleccion=10114
Parent Collection Identifier n/a

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Hart, D. G. & C. W. Hart, Jr.,1974. The ostracod family Entocytheridae: 1-239. (Fulton Press Inc., Lancaster).
  2. Mestre, A., Monrós, J.S., Mesquita-Joanes, F., 2012. Building a database of the entocytheridae ostracods of the world. Kölner Forum Geol. Paläont., 21: 45-46

Additional Metadata

Purpose Investigations on the biogeography of the Entocytheridae ostracods.
Alternative Identifiers 05d46db0-71db-42c0-b5cb-b81120093f1d