Synasterope oculata   (Brady,  1902) (Ostracod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Ostracoda

Size: Male carapace : length 1.6 mm, height 0.87 mm.

Male carapace about 37 medial bristles on rostrum, 5 on ascending list and 5 behind list; below incisur along anteroventral rounding of shell margin are present about 28 bristles; list along ventral margin with 8-10 short bristles; posterior ridge with 29 or 30 flap like bristles, between them are about 70 short spines; between ventral part of ridge and posterior margin is an irregular row of about 17 short bristles.
Mandible: coxale without bristle at basis of endite; coxale ventral branch has 4 or 5 rows of spines; dorsal branch has 6 or 7 rounded marginal teeth of varying size; basale endite has 4 finely pectinate terminal bristles, one dwarf bristle, a glandular peg and 3 triaenid bristles; basale ventral margin with a short bare bristle; dorsal margin has a slender bare mid bristle and one short and one long comer bristles; exopodite about 80 percent of length of first endopodite joint.
Maxilla: 4+4 endite bristle groups; basale dorsal margin with one short bare proximal and 2 longer bare distal bristles; dorsal margin fringed with minute hairs proximal to distal bristles; ventral margin has one short bristle proximally of the middle and one long plumose distal bristle; endopodite bristles are as usual.

Synonym (s)
Asterope oculata Brady, 1902

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Off Tuticorin (Lat: 8.76) (Long: 78.23) INDIA (Record: 08/03/1969) (Depth: 15 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • James, MC. (1973) New distributional records of species of the sub-family Asteropinae (Ostracoda) from Indian Seas Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 15 (2) 587-595 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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