|Mysidae (Mysida) of New Zealand: a checklist, identification key to species and an overview of material in New Zealand collections|
Jocqué, M.; Blom, W. (2009). Mysidae (Mysida) of New Zealand: a checklist, identification key to species and an overview of material in New Zealand collections. Zootaxa 2304(2304): 1-20
In: Zootaxa. Magnolia Press: Auckland. ISSN 1175-5326, more
New Zealand; Mysidae; mysids; Mysidacea; checklist; identification key
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- Jocqué, M., more
- Blom, W.
Mysida are small, mostly marine crustaceans that are an important element of food webs, specifically as prey for several commercially important fish species. Taking their ecological and economical importance into account, relatively little attention is attributed to these organisms, and they are often neglected in biodiversity surveys and studies. To draw attention to these animals and stimulate research in New Zealand, we summarize information available for New Zealand Mysidae. We present a checklist of the 17 species recorded in New Zealand waters as well as a preliminary identification key to species based on the existing literature. We also provide an overview of mysid material available in collections in New Zealand.