Ostracoda

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A tiny, translucent shelled animal
Ostracoda
Photo by Andrew Hosie

The Ostracoda is a large class of relatively poorly known crustaceans. They are sometimes called ‘mussel shrimp’ because they have a bivalved (two components) carapace and resemble tiny clams. The Ostracoda swim through the water by using their antenna.

Crustacea Section