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Mysids: Mysida

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Behavior And Reproduction, Mysids And People, Conservation Status, No Common Name (mysis Relicta): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, DIET

NO COMMON NAME (Mysis relicta): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
NO COMMON NAME (Stygiomysis cokei): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Mysids live on all continents and in all oceans.


Most mysids are filter feeders. They strain tiny bits of plant and animal materials from the water as they swim over the bottom. These species also use their pincherlike claws to capture small animals when they are available. Prey items include small crustaceans and mollusks.


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Animal Life ResourceMollusks, Crustaceans, and Related Species