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Spinileberis quadriaculeata
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Spinileberis quadriaculeata
Taxonomic Group: Crustaceans-Ostracods


Spinileberis quadriaculeata is a free-living benthic ostracod. It was first described from the Northwest Pacific where its native range extends throughout Japan and China. An introduced population is known from Tomales Bay, California, where it was likely introduced with Pacific Oysters (Crassostrea gigas). It inhabits muddy, silty, or sandy coastal sediments from the intertidal to subtidal zone. There are no known ecological and economic impacts for this species.

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Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
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