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ostracophil

English translation: shell-dwelling // the shell-dwelling lifestyle / habit

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English term or phrase:ostracophil
Selected answer:shell-dwelling // the shell-dwelling lifestyle / habit
Entered by: Maria-Letitia Chiculita (X)

13:01 Sep 1, 2015
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Science - Fisheries / fish populations
English term or phrase: ostracophil
Which one is the correct term in English? *ostracoplilicity/ostracophilie/ostracophily* ? I am looking for the noun derived from the adjective ostracophil (referring to a reproductive guild). The text is a study on the fish population from a river in my country. Thank you!
Maria-Letitia Chiculita (X)
Romania
Local time: 10:40
shell-dwelling // the shell-dwelling lifestyle / habit
Explanation:
Ostracophil (literally "shell-lover") is already very rare in English. It is nearly always applied to fish, and means living in shells. You normally refer to "shell-dwelling" fish, especially cichlids, rather than ostraphils.

But as far as I can tell no noun derived from it, such as "ostraphily" or "ostraphilia", exists in English. If you want to refer to the phenomenon of being an "ostracophil", you have to say "shell dwelling", and people also refer to "the shell-dwelling habit" or "the shell-dwelling lifestyle":

The (inevitable) Wikipedia page mentioning the word "ostracophil":
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_dwellers

Some other references:

"We examined shelter availability and sediment granulometry as factors to explain the distribution of shell-dwelling and/or tube-dwelling"
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/245031844_Limiting_f...

"Its minute size is an adaptation to a shell-dwelling lifestyle."
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/cichlid/tang.php

"In other words, the shell-dwelling habit is perhaps rather young geologically."
https://books.google.es/books?id=M3pCQ6ks5PEC&pg=PA251&lpg=P...

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I've unfortunately been misspelling this word as ostraphil in my answer. I meant "ostracophily" or "ostracophilia", not "ostraphily" or "ostaphilia".

Glad to help!
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Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 09:40
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Thank you!
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shell-dwelling // the shell-dwelling lifestyle / habit


Explanation:
Ostracophil (literally "shell-lover") is already very rare in English. It is nearly always applied to fish, and means living in shells. You normally refer to "shell-dwelling" fish, especially cichlids, rather than ostraphils.

But as far as I can tell no noun derived from it, such as "ostraphily" or "ostraphilia", exists in English. If you want to refer to the phenomenon of being an "ostracophil", you have to say "shell dwelling", and people also refer to "the shell-dwelling habit" or "the shell-dwelling lifestyle":

The (inevitable) Wikipedia page mentioning the word "ostracophil":
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_dwellers

Some other references:

"We examined shelter availability and sediment granulometry as factors to explain the distribution of shell-dwelling and/or tube-dwelling"
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/245031844_Limiting_f...

"Its minute size is an adaptation to a shell-dwelling lifestyle."
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/cichlid/tang.php

"In other words, the shell-dwelling habit is perhaps rather young geologically."
https://books.google.es/books?id=M3pCQ6ks5PEC&pg=PA251&lpg=P...

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Note added at 23 hrs (2015-09-02 12:14:55 GMT)
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I've unfortunately been misspelling this word as ostraphil in my answer. I meant "ostracophily" or "ostracophilia", not "ostraphily" or "ostaphilia".

Glad to help!

Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 09:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Now I get it. Thanks a lot, Charles!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Veronika McLaren
19 hrs
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Reference: Refs.

Reference information:
I believe you can use "ostracophils" (noun), "ostracophilic" is the adjective
http://technical_en_de.deacademic.com/11029/bare_shell
Shell dwellers — The terms shell dwellers or shelldwellers, shell breeding, or ostracophil are descriptive terms for cichlid fish that use the empty shells of aquatic snails as sites for breeding and shelter. The terms have no taxonomic basis, although most shell … Wikipedia

http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/1019948/Shell_dwellers
The terms shell dwellers or shelldwellers, shell-breeding, or ostracophil are descriptive terms for cichlid fish that use the empty shells of aquatic snails as sites for breeding and shelter. The terms have no taxonomic basis, although most shell-dwelling cichlids are from Lake Tanganyikas lamprologine lineage.Loiselle PV. (1994) The Cichlid Aquarium, Voyageur Press, ISBN 1-56465-146-0] Many shell dwelling cichlids are popular with fishkeepings and are frequently kept in aquaria.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_dwellers

immediate response required - Winemiller Aquatic Ecology ...
aquaticecology.tamu.edu/files/2012/07/Welcomme-et-al-RRA05.pdf
by RL WELCOMME - ‎2005 - ‎Cited by 109 - ‎Related articles
Spawners on invertebrates (ostracophils). 2. Annual fishes (xerophils). 6 ...... ostracophilic species (Rhodeus sericeus (Pallas)). Species in this guild tend to ...

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link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2F978-1-4020-8213-9_15.pdf
... Ar = Ariadnophils (preference for enclosed nesting habitats), ***Os = Ostracophils*** (preference ..... There is only one **ostracophilic*** spawner, bitterling, which needs.

http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/en_ichthyology/14304/reproduct...
Nonguarders produce eggs which are scattered into the water (reproductive guilds pelagophils, lithopelagophils, lithophils, phytolithophils, phytophils, psammophils and aerophils, all q.v.) or egg broods which are hidden (reproductive guilds aeropsammophils, speleophils, lithophils, ***ostracophils*** and xerophils, all q.v.).

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https://www.academia.edu/13554588/Lutaenko_K.A._The_Holocene...
**Ostracophiles** in the Tumen River have been presented only by – Rhodeus sericeus (Kim et al., 1990). For the past few years two more species of bitterlings – A. asmussi и A. chankaensis – have been registered here (Oxiuzian, Sokolovsky, 2002).

Taña Dalglish
Jamaica
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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