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Mysids (Crustacea) from the salt pans of Mumbai, India, with a description of a new species
Biju, A.; Panampunnayil, S.U. (2010). Mysids (Crustacea) from the salt pans of Mumbai, India, with a description of a new species. Mar. Biol. Res. 6(6): 556-569
In: Marine Biology Research. Taylor & Francis: Oslo; Basingstoke. ISSN 1745-1000, more
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  • Biju, A.
  • Panampunnayil, S.U.

    The taxonomy, distribution and ecology of mysids collected from the salt pans of Mumbai, India, were studied. Two mysid species are represented, of which one species, Indomysis nybini, is described as new to science. The new species is distinguished from the related species by the presence of a distal suture in the antennal scale, lack of articulation on the exopod of the fourth male pleopod and the presence of spines on the endopod of the uropod. The new species, Indomysis nybini, is fairly common in Thane salt pan and its population density varied from 0 to 425 ind./m3. In Bhayander salt pan the mysids Mesopodopsis orientalis and Indomysis nybini were both present but never coexisted. In terms of mysid population density, Bhayander (ave. 79 ind./m3) was more productive than Thane (ave. 14 ind./m3).

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