Mysidacea

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Mysidacea

[‚mī·sə′dās·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of free-swimming Crustacea included in the division Pericarida; adult consists of 19 somites, each bearing one pair of functionally modified, biramous appendages, and the carapace envelops most of the thorax and is fused dorsally with up to four of the anterior thoracic segments.
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It is very possible that the high numerical occurrence that we found is the result of opportunistic encounters with mysid patches rather than an indication of targeted prey selection or high nutritional importance in weakfish diets.
Both species of Taphromysis treated here represent geographical isolate of the mysid populations of coastal estuaries and shallow water areas of Northern Gulf of Mexico (Price 1978; Daly 1986; Reeder 1992; Heard et al.
Oil on its own was about as toxic to mysid shrimp as the dispersant-oil mixtures, except for the mixture of oil with Nokomis 3-AA, which was more toxic than oil alone.
The diet of Bairdiella chrysoura showed the least amount of variation across habitat, with mysid shrimp comprising nearly half the diet in both habitats.
Mysid shrimp devour microscopic animals, which many young fish in the Great Lakes also eat.
He points out that the mysid voraciously consumes microscopic animals at the bottom of the food chain, which are dietary staples for many young fish.
During an 18 month ecological study of the mysids of the low salinity upper reaches of Davis Bayou, Jackson Co.
Mysid shrimp are what whales munch on as they make their way to feeding grounds in Alaska.
Metallothionein and cellular energy allocation in the estuarine mysid shrimp Neomysis integer exposed to cadmium at different salinities.