Male Heteromysis harpaxoides, from Daneliya (2012).

Belongs within: Mysidacea.
Contains: Mysinae.

The Mysida, opossum shrimps, are an ecologically diverse group of small, shrimp-like crustaceans characterised by the presence of females of a marsupium (brood pouch) beneath the thorax in which larvae are reared.

    |  i. s.: SiriellaBWW93
    |           |--S. antiqua Secretan & Riou 1986BWW93
    |           |--S. clausiPP64
    |           `--S. jaltensisPP64
    |         Elder ungulatus Münster 1839BWW93
    |         Francocaris grimmi Broili 1917BWW93
    |         Boreomysis scyphopsO01
    |--Stygiomysis Caroli 1937 [Stygiomysidae]B86
    |    |--S. clarkei Bowman, Iliffe & Yager 1984B86
    |    |--S. holthuisi (Gordon 1958)B86
    |    |--S. hydruntina Caroli 1937B86
    |    `--S. major Bowman 1976B86
    |--Spelaeomysis Caroli 1924 [Lepidomysidae]B86
    |    |--S. bottazzii Caroli 1924B86
    |    |--S. cardisomae Bowman 1973B86
    |    |--S. longipes (Pillai & Mariamma 1963)B86
    |    |--S. nuniezi Băcescu & Orghidani 1971B86
    |    |--S. olivae Bowman 1973B86
    |    |--S. quinterensis Villalobos 1951B86
    |    `--S. servatus Fage 1924B86
         |  i. s.: IdiomysisC08
         |           |--I. inermis Tattersall 1922C08
         |           |--I. japonicus Murano 1978 [=I. japonica]C08
         |           |--I. mozambicus Deprez et al. 2001C08
         |           |--I. robustus Connell 2008C08
         |           `--I. tsurnamali Bacescu 1973C08
         |         Kainommatomysis Tattersall 1922C08
         |           |--K. foxi Tattersall 1927C08
         |           |--K. schieckei Bacescu 1973C08
         |           `--K. zuluensis Connell 2008C08
         |         AustralerythropsC08
         |           |--A. africanus Connell 2008C08
         |           `--A. paradicei Tattersall 1927C08
         |         Retromysis Wittmann 2004F05
         |           `--*R. nura Wittmann 2004F05
         |         Mysideis Sars 1869S00
         |           |--*M. insignisS00
         |           `--M. grandis (Goës 1864) [=Mysis grandis]S00
         `--Heteromysinae [Heteromysini]D12
              |--Heteromysoides Băcescu 1968B86
              |    `--H. cotti (Calman 1932)B86
              `--Heteromysis Smith 1873D12
                   |  i. s.: H.cottiRO69
                   |         H. gracilis Murano 1988D12
                   |         H. tasmanica Tattersall 1927D12
                   |         H. waitei Tattersall 1927D12
                   |--H. (Heteromysis)D12
                   |    |--H. (H.) australica Băcescu & Bruce 1980D12
                   |    |--H. (H.) communis Băcescu 1986D12
                   |    |--H. (H.) gymnura Tattersall 1922D12
                   |    |--H. (H.) heronensis Băcescu 1979D12
                   |    |--H. (H.) spinosa Băcescu 1986D12
                   |    `--H. (H.) tethysiana Băcescu 1983D12
                   |--H. (Gnathomysis Bonnier & Perez 1902)D12
                   |    |--H. (G.) harpaxoides Băcescu & Bruce 1980D12
                   |    `--H. (G.) stellata Băcescu & Bruce 1980D12
                   `--H. (Olivemysis Băcescu 1968)D12
                        |--H. (O.) abrucei Băcescu 1979D12
                        |--H. (O.) dardani Wittmann 2008D12
                        |--H. (O.) essingtonensis Murano 1988D12
                        |--H. (O.) macrophthalma Băcescu 1983D12
                        |--H. (O.) maxima Murano 1998D12
                        |--H. (O.) ningaloo Daneliya 2012D12
                        |--H. (O.) quadrispinosa Murano 1988D12
                        |--H. (O.) sexspinosa Murano 1988D12
                        |--H. (O.) tenuispina Murano 1988D12
                        |--H. (O.) wirtzi Wittmann 2008D12
                        `--H. (O.) zeylanica Tattersall 1922D12

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B86] Bowman, T. E. 1986. Mysidacea. In: Botosaneanu, L. (ed.) Stygofauna Mundi: A Faunistic, Distributional, and Ecological Synthesis of the World Fauna inhabiting Subterranean Waters (including the Marine Interstitial) pp. 405–409. E. J. Brill/Dr W. Backhuys: Leiden.

[BWW93] Briggs, D. E. G., M. J. Weedon & M. A. Whyte. 1993. Arthropoda (Crustacea excluding Ostracoda). In: Benton, M. J. (ed.) The Fossil Record 2 pp. 321–342. Chapman & Hall: London.

[C08] Connell, A. D. 2008. New species of mysids (Crustacea: Mysidae) from the east coast of South Africa, with notes on habitat preferences. African Natural History 4: 1–10.

[D12] Daneliya, M. E. 2012. Description of Heteromysis (Olivemysis) ningaloo new species and interesting records of H. (Gnathomysis) harpaxoides Băcescu and Bruce (Crustacea: Mysida: Mysidae) from Australian coral reefs. Records of the Western Australian Museum 27 (2): 135–147.

[F05] Fernández, J. 2005. Noticia de nuevos táxones para la ciencia en el ámbito Íbero-Balear y Macaronésico. Nuevos táxones animales descritos en la península Ibérica y Macaronesia desde 1994 (IX). Graellsia 61 (2): 261–282.

[O01] Ohlin, A. 1901. On a new “bipolar” schizopod. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 7, 7: 371–374.

[PP64] Peres, J. M., & J. Picard. 1964. Nouveau manuel de bionomie benthique de la mer Mediterranee. Recueil des Travaux de la Station Marine d’Endoume, Bulletin 31 (27): 5–137.

[RO69] Riedl, R., & B. Ozretic. 1969. Hydrobiology of marginal caves. Part I. General problems and introduction. Internationale Revue ges. Hydrobiol. 54 (5): 661–683.

[S00] Stebbing, T. R. R. 1900. Arctic Crustacea: Bruce collection. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 7, 5: 1–16.

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