Entocytheridae (Ostracoda) World Database
Georreferenced world database of species of the ostracod family Entocytheridae, based on published information.
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Mestre, A. & Mesquita-Joanes, F. (2013) Entocytheridae (Ostracoda) World Database
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Ostracoda; Entocytheridae; distribution; commensalism; crayfish symbionts; Occurrence
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
Family Entocytheridae, a group belonging to the Class Ostracoda (Crustacea), which live as ectosymbionts (commensals) on other crustaceans.
|Start Date / End Date||1903-01-01 / 2013-09-09|
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|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|
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Data obtained from published and unpublished scientific literature or own data.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:
- 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 Name||Entocytheridae (Ostracoda) World Database|
|Parent Collection Identifier||n/a|
- Hart, D. G. & C. W. Hart, Jr.,1974. The ostracod family Entocytheridae: 1-239. (Fulton Press Inc., Lancaster).
- 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
|Purpose||Investigations on the biogeography of the Entocytheridae ostracods.|