Some freshwater ostracods (Crustacea: Ostracoda) from South Wales

Griffith, Huw I. and Evans, John G. (1991) Some freshwater ostracods (Crustacea: Ostracoda) from South Wales. Freshwater Forum, 1(1), pp. 64-72.

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As background to a study of the application of astracods in environmental archaeology, a number of sites in South Wales were visited and sampled. Sites included seven broad environmental categories consisting of lakes, permanent ponds, non-permanent ponds, semi-static canals and reens (drainage ditches), non-permanent small lotic water-bodies, permanent fast-flowing waters and wells. In all, twenty-three species were recorded, and with one exception all belonged to the predominately freshwater Cypridoidea. Overall the most commonly encountered species in South Wales was Cypria ophthalmica. Comparing finds with earlier records, it would appear that Ilyocypris bradyi, Candona pratensis, Eucypris lilljeborgi, Herpetocypris chevreuxi, Potamocypris variegata, P. similis and P. pallida are new additions to the Welsh fauna.

Item Type: Article
Title: Some freshwater ostracods (Crustacea: Ostracoda) from South Wales
Personal Creator/Author:
Griffith, Huw I.
Evans, John G.
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 1
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 64-72
Date: 1991
ISSN: 0961-4664
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Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: community composition; freshwater crustaceans; geographical distribution; species diversity
Subjects: Ecology
Item ID: 4520
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2010 12:10
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:18

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