, Volume 441, Issue 1, pp 141–148

A new species of Gastrosaccus (Crustacea, Mysidacea) from Algoa Bay (South Africa)


  • Tim Deprez
    • Marine Biology SectionUniversity of Ghent
  • Tris Wooldridge
    • Dept. of ZoologyUniversity of Port Elizabeth
  • Jan Mees
    • Marine Biology SectionUniversity of Ghent

DOI: 10.1023/A:1017518925619

Cite this article as:
Deprez, T., Wooldridge, T. & Mees, J. Hydrobiologia (2000) 441: 141. doi:10.1023/A:1017518925619


Gastrosaccus wittmanni sp. nov. was collected from surface-waters near Kings Beach in Algoa Bay (South Africa). Morphologically, it is characterised by having seven strong spines on each side of the telson. In between the strong spines, spinules are present except between the first most proximal pair. The endopod of the first female pleopod bears one terminal plumose seta. Most of the setae on antennules, antennae, thoracopods, pleopods and uropods are jointed.

Gastrosaccus wittmannimysidsurface waterSouth Africa
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