Namibcypris costata Martens, 1992

Namibian candonid crustacean



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Namibocypris costata Martens, 1992 [orth. error]


Conservation Status


Last record: 1990 (Irish, n.d.)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Kaokoveld (southern), Sesfontein area, Namibia (north-western)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Martens, K. (1992). On Namibcypris costata n.gen. n.sp. (Crustacea, Ostracoda, Candoninae) from a spring in northern Namibia, with the description of a new tribe and and discussion on the classification of the Podocopina. Stygologia 7(1): 27-42.


Other references:

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). (1996). 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Danielopol, D. L., Marmonier, P., Boulton, A. J. and Bonaduce, G. (1994). World subterranean ostracod biogeography: dispersal or vicariance. Hydrobiologia 287(1): 119-129. [Abstract]

Inland Water Crustacean Specialist Group. (1996a). Namibcypris costata. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. ( Downloaded on 25 April 2011.

Inland Water Crustacean Specialist Group. (1996b). Namibcypris costata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T14316A4431325. Downloaded on 26 June 2021.

J. Irish, Namibia Biodiversity Database Web Site. Page: Namibcypris costata Martens 1992 in Namibia. Interpretive collation based on the combined published sources for all included taxa, as listed. URL:, accessed at: 2023-03-11T16:40:41+02:00.


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