Taxonomy and description of the female Candonocypris novaezelandiae (Baird, 1843) (Crustacea: Ostracoda) from River Nile, Sohag Governorate, Egypt.

Document Type : Original Article


Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Sohag University, 82524 Sohag, Egypt


The female of Candonocypris novaezelandiae (Baird, 1843) found in River Nile of Egypt. It is the first certain record of this species in North Africa. This species belongs to Podocopida-Cypridacea-Cypridididae-Herpetocypridinae and is characterized by prominent selvage, smooth carapace and furca with unequal claws. Scanning electron micrographs of the valves and soft parts are provided and discussion of their characteristics with those presented by former authors.