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Mysis relicta (opossum shrimp)

Synonyms: Mysis diluvianus; Mysis mixta f. malarensis; Mysis oculata var. relicta

Wikipedia Abstract

Mysis relicta is a shrimp-like crustacean in the Mysida order, native to lakes of Northern Europe and to the brackish Baltic Sea.
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Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Columbia Glaciated Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Upland Rivers    
Lahontan United States Nearctic Xeric Freshwaters and Endorheic Basins    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Långasjönäs 363 Sweden  
Moälven 7897 Sweden  
Raslången Östra 452 Sweden  


Prey / Diet

Daphnia galeata (waterflea)[1]
Leptodiaptomus sicilis[1]
Nodularia spumigena[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Coregonus clupeaformis (Common whitefish)2
Gasterosteus aculeatus (Alaskan stickleback)1
Oncorhynchus mykiss (redband trout)2
Perca flavescens (Yellow perch)2
Sander vitreus (Walleye)2



Parasitized by 
Cyathocephalus truncatus[5]
Echinorhynchus bothniensis[5]
Echinorhynchus gadi[5]

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Status of the shortjaw cisco (Coregonus zenithicus) in Lake Superior, Michael H. Hoff & Thomas N. Todd, Ann. Zool. Fennici 41: 147–154 (2004)
4Feeding ecology of Coregonus albula and Osmerus eperlanus in the limnetic waters of Lake Mälaren, Sweden, Thomas G. Northcote and Johan Hammar, BOREAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH 11: 229–246 (2006)
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0