Kornicker, Louis S. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
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A major subclass of minute planktonic and benthic crustaceans in the class Ostracoda, phylum Arthropoda. The group was named Myodocopa, which is derived from the Greek “muscular oar,” because swimming is accomplished with unusually stout second antennae. Ostracoda have a shrimplike body inside a clamlike pair of shells and have the common name mussel shrimp. See also: Arthropoda; Crustacea; Ostracoda
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