, Volume 459, Issue 1–3, pp 47–49 | Cite as

Idiomysis mozambicus, a new mysid species (crustacea: mysidacea) from Mozambique

  • Tim Deprez
  • Tris Wooldridge
  • Jan Mees


Idiomysis mozambicus is described from coastal waters of Mozambique. The species can be distinguished from the other species of the genus by the one-segmented antennal scale, the two-segmented exopod of the fourth male pleopod and the bluntly pointed rostrum.

Idiomysis mysid Mozambique nearshore 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Deprez
    • 1
  • Tris Wooldridge
    • 2
  • Jan Mees
    • 3
  1. 1.Marine Biology SectionUniversity of GhentGentBelgium
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyUniversity of Port ElizabethSouth Africa
  3. 3.Flanders Marine InstituteOostendeBelgium

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