|Taxonomie en biogeografie van de Mysidacea van de kustgebieden van de Westelijke Indische Oceaan = Taxonomy and biogeography of the Mysidacea of the coastal regions of the West-Indian Ocean|
Deprez, T. (2000). Taxonomie en biogeografie van de Mysidacea van de kustgebieden van de Westelijke Indische Oceaan = Taxonomy and biogeography of the Mysidacea of the coastal regions of the West-Indian Ocean. MSc Thesis. University of Gent, Zoology Institute, Marine Biology Section: Gent. 133 pp.
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Biogeography; Coastal zone; Taxonomy; Mysidacea [WoRMS]; ISW, West Indian Ocean [Marine Regions]; Marine
The scientific literature on bait-shrimps or Mysidacea of the shallow coast regions of the western Indian Ocean was difficult to access up until now. It, therefore was not possible to overview our knowledge, concerning the taxonomy and the biogeography of marine taxon. In the frame of this scripting all literature concerning Mysidacea of the area studied was looked up and gathered in a database named Mysidlan. From each reported species from that region, the original description was looked up. From this descriptive publication morphologic, ecologic and bio geographic data was added to the databank. Apart from the description of species, all literature containing additional information on the species was gathered (redescriptions, additional drawings, extensions of the region of existence, regional index of species, etc.).Apart from the gathering of all published data on al known species from the region, also two new species were described Gastrosaccus spec 1 from South Africa and Idiomysis spec 1 from Mozambique. On the basis of this total dataset it is possible to make a number of assessments in the taxonomy and the biogeography of the Mysidacea of the studied area. In this database 125 species, belonging to 31 genera are recorded. More detailed information on the different genera and the species belonging to it, including their current distribution, can be found in the additional work piece 'Taxonomy and Biogeography of the shallow coastal Mysidacea of the Western Indian Ocean'. In there a determination key up to genus level is recorded and for each genus a determination key up to level of species was done, when possible. A great number of sub areas within the region of the Western Indian Ocean turns out to be unstudied as far as the Mysidacea is concerned. This can be deduced, amongst other, from the fact that from the 17 of the 26 distinguished sub areas only five or less species are reported. This while in other, better researched areas up to 30 different species can be found.