Astenocypris papyracea (Sars, 1903)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 Synonym/s: Leptocypris papyracea Sars, 1903 (basionym)


Transferred to the genus Astenocypris by (Müller, 1912).


Conservation Status




Kerala, India & Sumatra, Indonesia


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Sars, G. O. (1903). On the Crustacean Fauna of Central Asia. Part 3: Copepoda and Ostracoda. Annuaire du Musee zoologique de l'Academie imperiale de St. - Petersbourg 8(2): 195-264.


Other references:

George, Sunny and Martens, Koen. (1993). Rediscovery of Astenocypris papyracea (Sars, 1903) (Crustacea, Ostracoda) in Kerala (India). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 109(1): 27-34.

Meisch, Claude, Smith, Robin J. and Martens, Koen. (2019). A subjective global checklist of the extant non-marine Ostracoda (Crustacea). European Journal of Taxonomy 492: 1-135.

Müller, G. W. (1912). Crustacea. Ostracoda. In: Schulze, F. E. (ed.) Das Tierreich 31: 1-434. Reprinted 1966 by J. Cramer, Weinheim.

Victor, Reginald and Fernando, C. H. (1981). Freshwater ostracods (Crustacea: Ostracoda) of the subfamily Dolerocypridinae Triebel, 1961 from Southeast Asia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 72(2): 107-116.


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