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, in Greek mythology, female divinity associated with various natural objects. It is uncertain whether they were immortal or merely long-lived. There was an infinite variety of nymphs. Some represented various localities, e.g.
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in ancient Greek mythology, sea nymphs, the 50 daughters of “the old man of the sea,” Nereus. Hesiod named the Nereids, and many of the names reflect the various qualities of a calm, tender, playful sea. The best-known Nereids are Amphitrite, wife of Poseidon, and Thetis, mother of Achilles. In Slavonic mythology, the inhabitants of the “watery kingdom” (bylina [epic folk song] about Sadko) were similar to the Nereids.


sea nymphs of the Mediterranean. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Wheeler, 257]
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fifty daughters of Nereus; attendants of Poseidon. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 174]
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There were Glauce, Thalia and Cymodoce, Nesaia, Speo, Thoe and dark-eyed Halie, Cymothoe, Actaea and Limnorea, Melite, Iaera, Amphithoe and Agave, Doto and Proto, Pherusa and Dynamene, Dexamene, Amphinome and Callianeira, Doris, Panope, and the famous sea-nymph Galatea, Nemertes, Apseudes and Callianassa.
Host specimens were collected from the upper mudflats in Bodega Bay (Sonoma County; 39[degrees] 19'23"N, 123[degrees]03' 15"W) and from Tomales Bay (Mann County; 38[degrees]11'17"N, 122[degrees]54'43"W) from inside or near burrows of Callianassa sp.
Acute lethality of organic and inorganic mercury for larvae of Callianassa uncinata (Crustacea, decapoda).
Although many studies have documented the importance of bioturbation by Callianassa sp.
Coot Pond is a shallow (half a meter to two meters) semi-enclosed basin with approximately 40 percent of the bottom heavily bioturbated by Callianassa sp.
Burrowing shrimp of the genus Callianassa (Decapoda, Thalassinoidea), which can burrow to three meters in depth, have widespread occurrence in both temperate and tropical sediments (Pemberton et al.
fossil burrow of the ghost shrimp, Callianassa major).
15 Nature that the conical mounds are made by the tiny mud shrimp Callianassa truncata (inset), whose tunnels provide a chemical connection between sea and sediment.
Latitudinal variation in the reproductive biology of the ghost shrimp Callianassa filholi (Decapoda: Thalassinidea).
Interactions between Zostera capensis, Callianassa kraussi and Upogebia africana: deductions from field surveys in Langebaan Lagoon, South Africa.
Ecosystem engineers: interactions between eelgrass Zostera capensis and the sandprawn Callianassa kraussi and their indirect effects on the mudprawn Upogebia africana.