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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastrosaccus spinifer (Goës, 1864) 
AphiaID: 120020

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthropoda > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrustacea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMulticrustacea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacostraca > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEumalacostraca > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPeracarida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMysida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMysidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastrosaccinae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastrosaccini > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastrosaccus > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastrosaccus spinifer
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastrosaccus Norman, 1868
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastrosaccus Norman, 1868
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMysis spinifera Goës, 1864
Sources  original description Goës, A. (1864). Crustacea decapoda podophthalma marina Sueciæ, interpositis speciebus norvegicus aliisque vicinis, enumerat. Öfversigt af Kongliga Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar. 20 [for 1863]: 161-180. (look up in IMIS[details]

original description GOES, A. (1864). Crustacea decapoda podophthalma marina Sueciae, interpositis speciebus Norvegicis aliisque vicinis, enumerat. Öfvers. K. Vetensk. Akad. Förhandl., Stockholm, 20: 161-180 [details]

redescription LAGARDERE, J.P. & H. NOUVEL (1980). Les mysidacés du talus continental du golfe de Gascogne. 2. Familles des Lophogastridae, Eucopiidae et Mysidae (tribu des Erythropini exceptée). - Bull.Mus. natn.Hist. nat. Paris (Zool., Biol., Ecol. anim.), 2 (3): 845-887 [details]

redescription Harms, J. (1993). Check list of species (algae, invertebrates and vertebrates) found in the vicinity of the island of Helgoland (North Sea, German Bight): a review of recent records. Helgoländer Meeresunters. 47: 1-34. [p. 25, tab. 3: Gastrosaccus spinifer, Mysis relicta, Praunus inermis, Schistomysis kervillei, Schistomysis spiritus. (look up in IMIS[details]

redescription Tattersall, W. M. (1951). A review of the Mysidacea of the United States National Museum. Smiths. Inst. U.S. Natn. Mus. Bull. 201: 1-292. [details]

redescription Makings, P. (1977). A guide to British coastal Mysidacea. Field Studies. 4: 575-595. [details]

redescription Gordan, J. (1957). A bibliography of the order Mysidacea. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 112 (4): 281-393. [details]

redescription Mauchline, J.; Murano, M. (1977). World list of the Mysidacea, Crustacea. J. Tokyo Univ. Fish. 64 (1): 39-88. (look up in IMIS[details] [full text]

redescription Stebbing, T. R. R. (1880). Gastrosaccus spiniferus Goes, newly described and figured. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. ser. 5, vol. 6: 114-118, 328, 1 pl. [details]

redescription Zimmer C. (1909): Die nordischen Schizopoden. K. Brandt & C. Apstein (eds.), Nordisches Plankton. Lipsius und Tischler, Kiel und Leipzig, 6: 1-178 [details] [full text]

redescription Tattersall, O.S. (1957). Report on a small collection of Mysidacea from the Sierra Leone estuary together with a survey of the genus Rhopalophthalmus Illig and a description ofa new species of Tenagomysis from Lagos, Nigeria. Proceedings of the Royal Society London. 129: 81-128. [details]

identification resource Tattersall, W.M. & O. Tattersall. (1951). The British Mysidacea. Ray Soc., London, 460pp. [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Feedingtype  deposit feeder [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProdajus ostendensis Gilson, 1909 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (57 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (1 nucleotides; 0 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Global Biotic Interactions (GloBI) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Arthropoda Collection (9 records) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Gastrosaccus spinifer is an opossum shrimp; these are small, shrimp-like creatures with pinnate legs, a transparent body, remarkable eyes and a broad tail fan. Whereas most opossum shrimps spend their lives swimming freely in the water column, Gastrosaccus spinifer spends a major part of that time buried in the sediment. Consequently, the species is usually associated with the macrobenthos. Gastrosaccus spinifer can reach a length of 21 mm and is characterised by a narrowing of the fifth abdomen segment with a dorsal finger-like ‘spine’ on top. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In both periods Gastrosaccus spinifer was found distributed across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea with a relatively high distribution frequency. The maximum density amounted to 130 ind./m2 in the 1976-1986 period and to 1,000 ind./m2 in the 1994-2001 period. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Gastrosaccus spinifer is found in a wide range of sediment types. In general, the relative occurrence increases in proportion to the median grain size of the sediment up to a maximum relative occurrence of over 60%, which is reached when the median grain size is 450 to 550 μm. Gastrosaccus spinifer does not display an absolute preference for sediments with a specific mud level. However, the species is absent in sediments with a mud content exceeding 70%. [details]
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Gastrosaccus spinifer (Goës, 1864)
Gastrosaccus spinifer ...
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:120020
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  Citation: Macrobel (2004). Gastrosaccus spinifer (Goës, 1864). In: Mees, J. & K. Meland (Eds) (2012 onwards). World List of Lophogastrida, Stygiomysida and Mysida. Accessed through: Taxa used on the Macrobel website at http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=120020 on 2017-07-28