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AuthorsEvelyn Zoppi de Roa, G. Pedro Alonso
TitleDistribution of Mysidium integrum (Tattersall) (Crustacea-mysidacea) in Venezuelan coral habitats
JournalStudies on the Natural History of the Caribbean Region
Volume73
Year1997
Issue1
Pages55-62
ISSN1381-2467
Keywordsmicrohabitat; sea urchin; Mysidium integrum; Venezuela.; coral
AbstractZOPPI DE ROA, EVELYN & PEDRO ALONSO G.: Distribution of Mysidium integrum (Tattersall) (Crustacea: Mysidacea) in Venezuelan coral habitats. Studies Nat. Hist. Caribbean Region 73, Amsterdam 1997: 55-62. This paper reports the occurrence, distribution and some ecological aspects of mysids in six coral habitats along the northern coast of Venezuela. Collections of mysid fauna were made during various months in the years 1980-1983, with simultaneous measurement of environmental conditions. Only Mysidium integrum (TATTERSALL 1951) has been found to be present in the protected zones of various coral species, and between the spines of the sea urchin Diadema antillarum (Philippi). Depth of water and type of association appear to be critical factors affecting the distribution of this species of mysid.
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