Kotoracythere inconspicua is a marine ostracod which is widespread in tropical seas. It was first described from Torres Strait, between New Guinea and Australia. Its native range spans the Indo-Pacific, from East Africa through Indonesia, Okinawa (Japan), and Hawaii. It is introduced in the tropical western Atlantic from Florida and Bermuda, through the Caribbean and Central America. It is also known from equatorial Brazil, and the coasts of the Gambia, Senegal and the Cape Verde Islands. It primarily occurs in shallow waters and on beaches, but has also been reported from much deeper depths. There are no known ecological or economic impacts, although ostracods are important food organisms for fishes and invertebrates.
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