E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Cypris pubera O. F. Müller, 1776
Seed Shrimp
Family: Cyprididae

Photo of species

© Ian Gardiner  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #74688)

E-Fauna BC Static Map
Distribution of Cypris pubera in British Columbia
Details about map content are available here.


Cypris pubera is a globally distributed freshwater ostracod species (Little 2005) that is reported from southern BC from the Thompson and Fraser drainages (Gardiner pers. comm. 2012). No male has been reported for this species; reproduction is asexual (it "reproduces through ameiotic parthenogenesis") (Little 2005).

Little provides additional information: "Cypris pubera also appears to exist in two morphological forms: a green morph and a brown one. All of the polyploids were of the green morph, while the brown morph appeared to be a diploid."

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
BC Ministry of Environment: BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer--the authoritative source for conservation information in British Columbia.

Additional Photo Sources

Species References

Little, Tom J. 2005. Genetic diversity and polyploidy in the cosmopolitan asexual ostracod Cypris pubera. Journal of Plankton Reseach 27 (12): 1287-1293.

General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2022-08-14 2:58:09 PM]
Disclaimer: The information contained in an E-Fauna BC atlas pages is derived from expert sources as cited (with permission) in each section. This information is scientifically based.  E-Fauna BC also acts as a portal to other sites via deep links.  As always, users should refer to the original sources for complete information.  E-Fauna BC is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the original information.

© E-Fauna BC 2021: An initiative of the Spatial Data Lab, Department of Geography, UBC