BIOTIC Species Information for Neomysis integer
Researched byGeorgina Budd Data supplied byMarLIN
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Scientific nameNeomysis integer Common nameAn opossum shrimp
MCS CodeS76 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumCrustacea Subphylum
Superclass ClassEumalacostraca
SubclassPeracarida OrderMysidacea
SuborderMysida FamilyMysidae
GenusNeomysis Speciesinteger

Additional InformationThe species seems to be particularly susceptible to injury, causing atypical morphology which may lead to misidentification (Hayward & Ryland, 1995). Synonyms of Mysis or Neomysis vulgaris were in use in the early and continental literature, though Tattersall & Tattersall (1951) considered the specific integer (Leach) to have priority (Parker, 1979).
Taxonomy References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Makings, 1977, Mauchline, 1980, Tattersall & Tattersall, 1951, Parker, 1979, Barnes, 1994,
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