New observations on live Loculicytheretta pavonia (Brady, 1866) (Ostracoda) from Turkey

Külköylüoğlu O., Colin J., Kilic M.

CRUSTACEANA, vol.78, pp.311-321, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/1568540054286574
  • Journal Name: CRUSTACEANA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.311-321
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Living specimens of the marine ostracode, Loculicytheretta pavonia were found in Iskenderun Bay on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. The geographical distribution of this species, which is largely restricted to the Mediterranean Sea, is reviewed. Spherical bodies in the loculi (the latter feature being restricted to females) are tentatively identified as eggs. This new evidence supports the idea that this genus has brood care.