species: Alternochelata lizardensis in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Alternochelata lizardensis

©Celia Churchill: Alternochelata lizardensis from Lizard Island. Microscope photo.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Ostracoda
Order Myodocopida
Family Rutidermatidae
Genus Alternochelata
Species Alternochelata lizardensis



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Jeffery, N.W., E.A. Ellis, T.H. Oakley and T.R. Gregory (2017). The genome sizes of ostracod crustaceans correlate with body size and evolutionary history, but not environment, Journal of Heredity, doi:10.1093/jhered/esx055. LIRS catalog number 2128.
  • Kornicker, L.S. (1982). Alternochelata lizardensis, a new species of myodocopine ostracod from the Great Barrier Reef of Australia (Rutidermatidae), Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 95(4): 793-806. LIRS catalog number 117.
  • Peniston, J.H., E.A. Ellis, C.K.C. Churchill, M.D. Ramirez and T.H. Oakley (2019). Phylogenetic position of Alternochelata lizardensis Kornicker, 1982 within Rutidermatidae (Ostracoda: Myodocopida), with an investigation into its green coloration. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 39(5): 559-566. LIRS catalog number 2318.