ostracod

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ostracod

a small, aquatic, bivalved crustacean of the subclass Ostracoda. The calcified shells of ostracods form important indicators in palaeontology and are important in palaeoclimatological studies as they are sensitive to differing concentrations of dissolved materials.
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Three lakes of Sindh, Keenjhar (Distt: Thatta), Manchhar (Distt: Dadu) and Chotiari (Distt: Sanghar) were surveyed for the occurrence of seed shrimps during 2005-2006.
Five genera and species of seed shrimps recorded from Pakistan in the present study are cosmopolitan.