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Neomysis americana (Mysid shrimp)

Wikipedia Abstract

Neomysis americana is an "extremely common" species of opossum shrimp along the Atlantic coast of North and South America. The species has a disjunct distribution, being present in an area extending from the Saint Lawrence River to Florida, and separately in parts of Argentina (Blanca Bay, Anegada Bay and Samborombón Bay). There may be a further division within the North American populations between those north of Cape Henry, Virginia (including Georges Bank) and those from North Carolina southwards. N. americana is an important prey item for a number of fish species, including the Atlantic silverside, the bluefish and the windowpane flounder, Scophthalmus aquosus. Adults typically have a carapace length of 2.5–4 millimetres (0.10–0.16 in).
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Prey / Diet

Acartia tonsa[1]
Heteromastus similis[1]
Neomysis americana (Mysid shrimp)[1]
Nephtys fluviatilis[1]


Alosa aestivalis (Blue-back herring)[2]
Alosa pseudoharengus (kyack)[3]
Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)[4]
Ammodytes americanus (inshore sand lance)[2]
Ammodytes dubius (offshore sand lance)[3]
Anchoa hepsetus (Broad-striped anchovy)[3]
Ancylopsetta ommata (Ocellated flounder)[2]
Brevoortia aurea (Brazilian menhaden)[1]
Brevoortia tyrannus (Shad)[3]
Callinectes sapidus (blue crab)[1]
Centropristis philadelphica (Sea bass)[2]
Centropristis striata (Sea bass)[5]
Citharichthys spilopterus (Bay Whiff)[2]
Cynoscion regalis (Weakfish)[5]
Cynoscion striatus (Striped weakfish)[6]
Cyrtograpsus angulatus[1]
Etropus crossotus (Fringed Flounder)[2]
Etrumeus acuminatus (Atlantic red herring)[3]
Hippoglossina oblonga (Fourspot flounder)[5]
Larimus fasciatus (Banded drum)[7]
Leiostomus xanthurus (Spot croaker)[5]
Leucoraja erinacea (common skate)[5]
Malacoraja senta (Smooth skate)[8]
Menticirrhus saxatilis (Northern kingfish)[5]
Merluccius bilinearis (Whiting)[5]
Microgadus tomcod (Frostfish)[2]
Micropogonias furnieri (Whitemouth drummer)[1]
Morone americana (Wreckfish)[5]
Morone saxatilis (Striper bass)[2]
Mycteroperca microlepis (Velvet rockfish)[9]
Myoxocephalus aenaeus (Little sculpin)[5]
Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus (Sea raven)[2]
Neomysis americana (Mysid shrimp)[1]
Nephtys fluviatilis[1]
Paralichthys dentatus (fluke)[10]
Paralichthys lethostigma (Southern flounder)[2]
Paralichthys orbignyanus[1]
Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run)[5]
Prionotus carolinus (Searobin)[5]
Prionotus evolans (Striped searobin)[5]
Pseudopleuronectes americanus (rough flounder)[5]
Scomber scombrus (Split)[3]
Scophthalmus aquosus (brill)[5]
Stenotomus chrysops (Scup)[5]
Syngnathus fuscus (Northern pipefish)[3]
Urophycis chuss (Squirrel hake)[5]
Urophycis regia (Spotted hake)[5]


Parasitized by 
Cosmocephalus obvelatus <Unverified Name>[11]
Hemiurus levinseni[11]
Paracuaria adunca <Unverified Name>[11]
Pseudoterranova decipiens[11]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Food web of a SW Atlantic shallow coastal lagoon: spatial environmental variability does not impose substantial changes in the trophic structure, Laura Rodríguez-Graña, Danilo Calliari, Daniel Conde, Javier Sellanes, Roberto Urrutia, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 362: 69–83, 2008
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.
3Food of Northwest Atlantic Fishes and Two Common Species of Squid, Ray E. Bowman, Charles E. Stillwell, William L. Michaels, and Marvin D. Grosslein, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-155 (2000)
4Thorny Skate, Amblyraja radiata, Life History and Habitat Characteristics, David B. Packer, Christine A. Zetlin, and Joseph J. Vitaliano, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-178 (2003)
5 Steimle FW, Pikanowski RA, McMillan DG, Zetlin CA, Wilk SJ. 2000. Demersal Fish and American Lobster Diets in the Lower Hudson - Raritan Estuary. US Dep Commer, NOAA Tech Memo NMFS NE 161; 106 p.
6"The food of Cynoscion striatus (Cuvier) (Pisces: Sciaenidae) in the Bahía Blanca area, Argentina", A. Lopez Cazorla, Fisheries Research Volume 28, Issue 4, December 1996, Pages 371–379
7"Diet of the Banded Drum in North Carolina", Steve W. Ross, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society Volume 118, Issue 6, 1989, pages 680-686
8Smooth Skate, Malacoraja senta, Life History and Habitat Characteristics, David B. Packer, Christine A. Zetlin, and Joseph J. Vitaliano, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-177 (2003)
9Ontogenetic Shifts in the Diet of Gag, Mycteroperca microlepis, (Goode and Bean), (Pisces: Serranidae), Michael D. Mullaney, Jr., Proceedings of the 43rd Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, pp. 432-445 (1994)
10Latour, Robert J., et al. "The trophic dynamics of summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in Chesapeake Bay." Fishery Bulletin 106.1 (2008): 47+. Academic OneFile. Web. 23 July 2010
11Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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