World List of Lophogastrida, Stygiomysida and Mysida launched ('Mysidacea')

Added on 2012-04-12 10:27:01 by Mees, Jan
The peracarid crustacean orders Mysida, Lophogastrida and Stygiomysida were formerly grouped under the name "Mysidacea". Although the treatment in three separate orders is now accepted, we have chosen to present mysids, lophogastrids and stygiomysids in the same web interface. The higher classification (orders, families, subfamilies) follows Meland & Willassen (2007), and the fossil order of Pygocephalomorpha is also included in the database.
This site has the following aims:

  • to provide an authorative catalogue of the world's lophogastrid, stygiomysid and mysid species

  • to promote stability in nomenclature

  • to act as a tool for higher taxonomic revisions and regional monographs

  • to provide a base link for other online databases

  • to provide additional information - e.g. distribution records - for all species


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