Definition of ostracod in English:


Line breaks: ostra|cod
Pronunciation: /ˈɒstrəkɒd
(also ostracode)


  • A minute aquatic crustacean of the class Ostracoda.
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    • Adult land-locked fish eat mostly zooplankton, especially larger varieties such as copepods, cladocerans, mysids, and ostracods.
    • This lower interval has already been analysed for pollen, diatoms, ostracods, and gastropods.
    • Recent evidence suggests that the compound eyes of myodocopid ostracods may be phylogentically non-homologous to those of other arthropods.

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