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Redekea californica
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Redekea californica
Taxonomic Group: Crustaceans-Ostracods


Redekea californica is a marine ostracod that lives commensally with the wood-boring isopod Limnoria tripunctata. It is known from only one location in the world – San Diego Bay, California. Its native range and the extent of its global distribution are unknown. We consider it introduced to California because its partner organism, L. tripunctata, is non-native to this area. There are no reported impacts for R. californica.

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Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
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