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Mysids: Mysida


Mysids live in a wide variety of aquatic environments. Most species are found in the open sea or along the coast, usually on or near the bottom. Some species burrow in the sand or mud, while others are found in open waters. Species living in open waters are called pelagic (peh-LAJ-ihk) species. Deep-sea mysids are found at depths of 18,700 to 23, 622 feet (5,700 to 7, 200 meters). Other species live in estuaries and other brackish aquatic habitats. A few species live in underground springs or in coastal sea caves.

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