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Review Article

Review and Catalog of the Ostracode Family Rutidermatidae (Crustacea: Myodocopa)

Table 10

Summary of characteristics of males and females of Alternochelata, Rutiderma, and Scleraner.

AlternochelataRutidermaScleraner

MaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemale
Shell length, mm1.36–1.381.18–1.370.95–1.590.91–1.991.961.32–1.77
Surface with ribs (r) or smooth (s)sssr/ssr/s
Incisur shallow or deepDeepDeepShallow/deepShallow/deepDeepDeep
No. of medial br. on rostrum (infold)6, 76–124–9, 11–164–171211, 15
1st antenna
 no. of br. 2nd seg., d-la1—1—11—1—(0,1)1—11—(0,1)1—11—1
 no. of br. 3rd seg., d.-v1—11—12—1(1,2)—12—11—2
 no. of br. 4th seg., d.-v1—41—31—31—22—3(1,2)—2
 no. of fil. on sens. br.33, numerous1, 310, 20, 23, 25, 25, numerous0–5Numerous2
 no. of fil. on b.-br30, 11–3030
 no. of fil. on c.-br.12, 131, 39–15, 20, numerous0–250,3
 no. of fil. on g.-br.1–31,31-20–322
2nd antenna
 endop. no. of br. on 1st seg.65,64,51,3–555
 endop. no. of br. on 2nd seg.21,2221,2
 endop. no. of br. on 3rd seg.2,301–330
 exop., ser. no. of segs. w/o setules22–5222–5
Mandible
 basale, no. of d. br. mid.-dist.33,432–432,3
 basale, no. of thin v. br.5,63,51,3–60–596
 basale, no. of stout v. br.0,32,30–32–400
 basale, total no. of v. br.6,86,71,4–62,4–896,7,11
 1st end. seg., no. of v. br.32,322,333
 2nd end. seg., no. of d. br.75–73,42–567
 2nd end. seg., no. of v. br. excl. cl.62,45,61–562,5
 3rd end. seg., no. of br. excl. cl.5,63,54–63–664
Maxilla, no. of br. on the 3 endites(5,6)—(4,6)—(4,6,7)(3,7,8)—(2,4,5)—(4–7)(3–6)—(3–5)—(2,4,6,7)(2–7)—(2–6)—(3–8)9—6—57—3—4
Fifth Limb
 no. of br. on the 3 endites(2–4)—(2–4)—(4,5,7)(2,3)—(3–5)—(4,5,8)(2–4)—(2–5)—(3–8)(1–5)—(3–7)—(4–10)3—5—83—(4,5)—(5,7)
 3rd exop. seg., no. of br. on each lobe(2,3)—2(2,3)—2(1–3)—2(1–4)—(1–3)3—23—2
 4th + 5th segs. no. of br.3–55–73–53–554,8
Sixth Limb
 no. of epipodial br.22,31,21,222
 no. of br. on the 4 endites(2–4)—(3,4)—(3,4)—(1–3)3—3—(3,4)—(2,3)(2,3)—(1–3)—(1–4)—(2,3)(1–3)—(1–4)—(2–4)—(2–4)3—2—4—33—(2,3)—(3,4)—3
 end-seg., no. of br.6,7,96–86–86–87,87,8
Seventh limb
 no. of terminal cleaning br.2—23—32—2(2,3)—(2,3)2—23—3
 no. of prox. cleaning br.(1,2)—2(1,2)—2(1,2)—(1,2)(1–3)—(1–3)1—1(1,2)—(1,2)
 no. of comb-teeth(9,11,13)—(0,2)(7,9,11,14)—(0,3,5)(1–3,13)—(1–4,9)(1–13)—(2–9)7—27,9—2
Furca, no. of main claws443,43,433,4
Furca, no. of secondary claws5,62,62–42,333,5
Copulatory limbs long or shortShortLong/shortShort

abs.: absent; br.: bristles; d: dorsal; dist.: distal; endop.: endopodite; ex.: exopod; fil.: filaments; no.: number; prox.: proximal; seg.: segment; sens: sensory; unk.: unknown; v: ventral.

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