WoRMS taxon details

Mysidopsis zsilaveczi Wittmann & Griffiths, 2014

821734  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:821734)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Wittmann, K.J. & C.L. Griffiths. (2014). Description of the 'stargazer mysid' Mysidopsis zsilaveczi sp.nov. (Mysida, Mysidae, Leptomysinae) from the Cape peninsula, South Africa. Crustaceana. 87 (11-12) 1411-1429., available online at https://doi.org/10.1163/15685403-00003364 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Type locality contained in False Bay (South Shetland Islands)  
type locality contained in False Bay (South Shetland Islands) [details]
Etymology Species name: the species was first detected by the diver and citizen-scientist Guido Zsilavecz of SURG (Southern...  
Etymology Species name: the species was first detected by the diver and citizen-scientist Guido Zsilavecz of SURG (Southern Underwater Research Group) — a group of dedicated Cape Town divers who aim to bridge the gap between the recreational diver and the scientific community.

Vernacular name: conspicuously banded eyes, which give the illusion that the animals are permanently gazing upwards. [details]
Mees, J.; Meland, K. (Eds) (2012 onwards). World List of Lophogastrida, Stygiomysida and Mysida. Mysidopsis zsilaveczi Wittmann & Griffiths, 2014. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=821734 on 2019-10-19
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2014-11-06 19:52:21Z
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original description Wittmann, K.J. & C.L. Griffiths. (2014). Description of the 'stargazer mysid' Mysidopsis zsilaveczi sp.nov. (Mysida, Mysidae, Leptomysinae) from the Cape peninsula, South Africa. Crustaceana. 87 (11-12) 1411-1429., available online at https://doi.org/10.1163/15685403-00003364 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Wittmann, K. J.; Griffiths, C. L. (2018). A new species of Mysidopsis G.O. Sars, 1864 from the Atlantic coast of South Africa, with supplementary descriptions of two additional species and notes on colour and feeding apparatus (Mysida: Mysidae). <em>Journal of Crustacean Biology.</em> , available online at https://doi.org/10.1093/jcbiol/rux118
note: first description of female [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Etymology Species name: the species was first detected by the diver and citizen-scientist Guido Zsilavecz of SURG (Southern Underwater Research Group) — a group of dedicated Cape Town divers who aim to bridge the gap between the recreational diver and the scientific community.

Vernacular name: conspicuously banded eyes, which give the illusion that the animals are permanently gazing upwards. [details]

Habitat Found during daytime at 6-10 m depth on rocky reef walls mainly overgrown by sponges. Always seen solitary, settled, not swimming unless disturbed. On a large rock face there were occasionally more than one, but not close together. Once disturbed they barely swam up into the water column, and quickly settled down again, within a radius of roughly 20 cm at most. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English stargazer mysid  [details]