Taxonomy Search:

Eusarsiella zostericola
Image courtesy of Anna Syme via the GNU Free Documentation License and en.wikipedia. Please note this is a general ostracod image and not E. zostericola.
Eusarsiella zostericola
Taxonomic Group: Crustaceans-Ostracods


Eusarsiella zostericola is a free-living benthic ostracod. It is native to the East Coast of North America (Nova Scotia to Texas) and has been introduced to California, Washington, England, and the Netherlands. The most likely vector for its introduction is historical transplants of Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea virgnica) from East Coast estuaries. It occurs in coastal marine and estuarine habitats including eelgrass beds, oyster beds, and unstructured sediments such as mud and sand. There are no known ecological and economic impacts of this species.

* Content for this species is based on the literature and peer review is pending - if you have comments or feedback please contact Paul Fofonoff at

This is some default tab content, embedded directly inside this space and not via Ajax. It can be shown when no tabs are automatically selected, or associated with a certain tab, in this case, the first tab.


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

Marine Invasions Lab
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

P.O. Box 28
647 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater, MD 21037-0028 Tel: 443 482 2200
Fax: 443 482 2380

Databases Overview| Chesapeake Bay | National Database |