Mysids from a submarine cave emerge each night to feed
T. Riera, M. Zabala, J. Peñuelas
The nycthemeralmigration of Hemimysis speluncola Ledoyer (1963) (Crustacea: Mysidacea)from a western Mediterranean cave to the open sea was studied in July andSeptember 1985 and September 1986. Light was the initiating factor. Feeding isthe main activity outside the cave. A mixture of assorted small organisms anddetritus makes up the mysids diet.
Keywords: Migration, mysids, Hemimysis speluncola, diel cycle, gutcontents, submarine caves.
Sci. Mar. 55(4) : 605-609
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