Welcome to Marine Ostracoda
Welcome to the Ostracoda website.
We plan to have here, information on all ostracod species living in the Southern Ocean and also (in a more restricted extent) to have information on marine ostracod species from other oceanic regions. Our main focus is the Recent species (the ostracods living today) and those who lived in the Cenozoic Era (the last 66 million years).
Ostracods are small-sized crustaceans, which show an incredibly extensive and diverse fossil record. For this reason, they are used as proxies in reconstructions of the ecosystems of our planet in remote times (millions of years).