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.
The abundance and biomass (wet weight) of each mysid
species were determined.
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.
shrimp are what whales munch on as they make their way to feeding grounds in Alaska.
Heavy metals in benthic crustaceans and mysids
in the Bothnian Sea.
The first finding of the Ponto-Caspian mysid
shrimp Hemimysis anomala G.
Metallothionein and cellular energy allocation in the estuarine mysid
shrimp Neomysis integer exposed to cadmium at different salinities.