Malacostraca | Mysida
Alves, F., L. Chicharo, A. Nogueira and J. Regala. 2003. (Ref. 2851)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 7 - 9 m (Ref. 2851)
Climate / Range
Northeast Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea.
Depth based on occurrence (Ref. 2851, p. 719); to be replaced with better reference. Inhabits Posidonia oceanica meadows, coarse sands and fine gravels (Ref. 2780). This species burrows in muddy or sandy bottoms close to shore (Ref. 85342). Members of the order Mysida are gonochoric. Mating behavior: Male inserts the penis into the marsupium and releases sperm; eggs are then released from the oviducts into the marsupium where fertilization occurs. Life cycle: Eggs are brooded in the marsupium and later hatch into miniature adults, no postlarva (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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