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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Ostracods are referred to as "seed shrimps" because of their shape and small size.
Before 1947, Gurney (1920) described few species of seed shrimps from western Balochistan.
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.