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Mysis relicta (opossum shrimp)

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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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

Cyclops bicuspidatus (cyclopoid copepod)[1]
Daphnia galeata (waterflea)[1]
Diaptomus sicilis (calanoid copepod)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Gasterosteus aculeatus (Alaskan stickleback)1
Oncorhynchus mykiss (redband trout)3


Alosa pseudoharengus (kyack)[1]
Coregonus hoyi (Bloater)[1]
Coregonus zenithicus (Longjaw cisco)[2]
Cottus cognatus (Anadyr sculpin)[1]
Myoxocephalus quadricornis (Alaska fourhorn sculpin)[1]
Osmerus eperlanus (European smelt)[3]
Osmerus mordax (Rainbow smelt)[1]
Perca flavescens (Yellow perch)[1]


Parasitized by 
Cyathocephalus truncatus <Unverified Name>[4]
Echinorhynchus bothniensis[4]
Echinorhynchus gadi[4]


East Pacific; North America; Western Atlantic Ocean;



Attributes / relations provided by 1NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory 2Status of the shortjaw cisco (Coregonus zenithicus) in Lake Superior, Michael H. Hoff & Thomas N. Todd, Ann. Zool. Fennici 41: 147–154 (2004) 3Feeding 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) 4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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