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  Subfamily Mysinae

Genus Mysis

    Species M. relicta -- Wisconsin!
    Species M. amblyops
    Species M. australe
    Species M. baltica
    Species M. caspia
    Species M. ferruginea
    Species M. gaspensis
    Species M. litoralis
    Species M. macrolepis
    Species M. microphthalma
    Species M. mixta
    Species M. oculata
    Species M. polaris
    Species M. stenolepis

Taxon Information

The Genus Mysis has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from Wisconsin.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Mysis, "Two species, widespread native to northern large lakes and arctic coastal pools and steams, introduced to many lakes" (Covich et al., 2010).
  • Mysis, 1 species, northern states [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Mysis, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Mysis, (Chace et al., 1959).


  • Covich, A.P., J.H. Thorp & D.C. Rogers. 2010. Introduction to the Subphylum Crustacea. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 695-723.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Minor Malacostraca. Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 545-551.
  • Underhill, J.C., W.D. Schmid & D.E. Gilbertson. 1982. Taxonomic Keys to the Common Animals of the North Central States, exclusive of the parasitic worms, terrestrial insects, and birds, 4th edition. 205 pp.
  • Chace, F.A., jr., J.G. Mackin, L. Hubricht, A.H. Banner & H.H. Hobbs, jr. 1959. Malacostraca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 869-901.

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