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Arctic Ostracodes with Eye Tubercles

Detailed Description

Two species of eyed ostracodes that exhibit eye tubercles and inhabit continental shelf environments. Eye tubercles are externally visible semi-globular structures of the calcareous shell, one in each of the two valves. The presence of eye tubercles is a good indication that the ostracode possessing them is (or was) sighted (Zhang et al., 2024, Photo captured by Laura Gemery, USGS.


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