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Hemimysis anomala, Mysis Shrimp. NOAA

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Mysids are small, shrimplike crustaceans (although not true Decapods) found in the zooplankton in marine, freshwater, and brackish environments.

They are an important food for aquarium fishes, with an unusually rich content of protein and fatty acids. (See Mysis.)


Native range:

Taxonomic rank: Family

Common name: POSSUM SHRIMP

Total known Total profiles
Subfamilies 0 0
Genera 58 1
Species 0 1

Feeding: See Piscine Energetics, a Canadian company that pioneered the harvest and packaging of Mysis relicta for aquaculture uses.

Notes: An invasive species known as "Bloody Red Mysis Shrimp" (Hemimysis anomala, shown above) is considered a potentially serious pest in the Great Lakes of Canada and the US. It is believed to have been released in the ballast water of ship or ships and has reputation for impacting the populations of other native zooplankon.

NOAA is asking the public to help document the occurrence of this species.

Further Reading: Hemimysis Warning by NOAA

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Facts about MysidaeRDF feed
Biogroup-Organism Marine Invertebrates  +
Common name POSSUM SHRIMP  +
Family taxonomic rank Family  +
Native range Global  +