Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory

<I>Tenagomysis australis</I>

Tenagomysis australis


Regional Maps

Family MYSIDAE Haworth, 1825

Compiler and date details

2002, 2003 - James K. Lowry & Gary C.B. Poore


The Mysidae are a large family of 102 genera and about 560 species (Meland 2002). The family dominates the Australian mysidacean fauna with 38 genera and 145 species in five subfamilies. Müller (1993) and Price et al. (2001) catalogued the family.



Rostrum obtuse, elongate or broadly rounded. Eyes normally developed or reduced. Antenna 2 scale present, reduced or absent. Mandible lacinia mobilis well developed, reduced or absent, spine row between lacinia mobilis and molar process present, reduced to a single spine or absent. 1st maxilliped exopod absent, or well developed. 2nd thoracopod developed as a maxilliped, exopod absent. Marsupium composed of two pairs or three pairs of oostegites. Uropod endopod statocyst present; exopod complete or with distal articulation, outer margin with robust setae or setose around entire margin. (Generated from Meland 2002)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
05-Aug-2022 06-Mar-2013 MODIFIED
05-Aug-2022 07-Oct-2010 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)