Mesidotea

Mesidotea

 

a genus of benthic crustaceans of the order Isopoda. Body length, up to 8 cm. There are four species, found in waters of various salinity. They inhabit the deep waters of the Arctic Ocean, the shallows of the seas of the Polar Basin, the low-saline littoral regions of the Okhotsk and Bering seas, and the mouths of the northern rivers of the USSR. They exist as relicts in the Baltic and Caspian seas and in some large lakes of northern Europe and North America. Mesidotea serve as food for many commercially valuable fishes but often damage fishing nets and the fishes in them.

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Distribution of Arctic marine isopods of the Mesidotea (= Saduria) complex in relation to depth, temperature, and salinity in the southern Beaufort Sea.
Temperature tolerance, salinity tolerance, osmoregulation, and water permeability of Arctic marine isopods of the Mesidotea (= Saduria) complex.
The toxity of phenol to Phoxinus phoxinus, Gammarus duebeni, and Mesidotea entomon in brackish water.
Effects of phenol and 4-chlorophenol on ionic regulation in Mesidotea entomon (Crustacea) in brackish water.
Cadmium, lead, copper and zinc concentrations in Mesidotea entomon in the Gulf of Finland (southern coast).
The large isopod crustacean Mesidotea entomon, whose closest relatives are marine, occurs in the lower reaches and estuaries of many Eurasian rivers (and some North American ones) flowing into the Arctic Ocean.
Rabota vydelytelnoy systemy solonovatovodnovo rakoobraznovo Mesidotea (Saduria) entomon (L.
Ionic regulation of the baltic and freshwater races of the isopod Mesidotea (Saduria) entomon (L.
The chloride regulation of the brackish and fresh-water races of Mesidotea entomon (L.
These included planktonic crustaceans such as Limnocalanus grimaldi and Mysis relicta, benthic crustaceans like Mesidotea entomom, the whitefish or sheefish (Stenodus leucichthys), and the brown trout (Salmo trutta), as well as the Caspian seal (Phoca caspica) and its parasitic trematode Carynosoma strumosum.