Ostracoda | Podocopida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 11 m (Ref. 91956). Tropical
Indo-Pacific and the Central Atlantic: Red Sea to Gulf of Mexico.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Maximum depth from Ref. 116444. Found in offshore sediments (Ref. 84225). On live corals, Tridacna, dead coral fragments, and calcareous algae in the coral reef zone (Ref. 91216). Many ostracods are suspension feeders; some are carnivores, herbivores or scavengers (Ref. 833).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the class Ostracoda are gonochoric. Sperm transfer is direct. During copulation, male clasps the female dorsally and posteriorly and later on injects its penis between the valves of the female. Eggs may either be attached to a substratum or brooded, where they grow and hatch as nauplii.
Faiz, N.N. and R. Omar. 2009. (Ref. 84225)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 21.7 - 28.3, mean 26.5 (based on 822 cells).