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Helgoland Marine Research

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Ostracoda (Crustacea) from Lizard Island, northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. I. Families: Cytherellidae, Loxoconchidae, Cytherideidae, Cytheruridae, Paracytherideidae, Pectocytheridae, Krithidae, Cytheromatiidae, Bythocytheridae, Cytheridae

  • Patricia Behrens1
Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen45:BF02365639


This paper deals with the taxonomy of the ostracod families Cytherellidae, Cytheridae, Cytheromatidae, Cytherideidae, Krithidae, Loxoconchidae, Paracytherideidae, Cytheruridae, Pectocytheridae and Bythocytheridae from the coral reefs around Lizard Island, northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. 22 species belonging to these families were found. 7 species had been described from Australian coasts, 1 from the Red Sea and 1 with Indopacific-Westatlantic distribution. 9 species are newly described and 4 species remain in open nomenclature.


Waste WaterWater ManagementWater PollutionCoral ReefGreat Barrier Reef