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n African Natural History - New species of mysids (Crustacea: Mysidae) from the east coast of South Africa, with notes on habitat preferences

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1816-8396

Abstract

Three new species of Mysidae are described, taken by hand-net, using SCUBA, from reef habitats in 20-40 m water depth on the KwaZulu-Natal shelf. is the fifth described member of this curious genus, and shares the peculiar body shape of all the other known species. The species is found in small shoals, over low-profile, scattered reef. is the third described species in this genus. Observations suggest this species does not swarm conspicuously, and it has only been collected by sweeping a handnet among gorgonians and seaweeds. is only the second described species of this genus. It has not been seen over open reef, but is commonly found in small to medium-sized caves, or hovering around the entrance to a cave, in swarms containing hundreds, and sometimes thousands of individuals.

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2008-12-01
2019-11-15

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