Overview

Brief Summary

The roughly 40 known species of lophogastrids were formerly combined with another group of Peracarida, the Mysida, as the Mysidacea. Most lophogastrids are between 1 and 8 cm long, but Gnathophausia ingens may reach 35 cm. All lophogastrids are pelagic (i.e., open water) swimmers and the group is distributed throughout the world's oceans. Lophogastrids feed mainly on zooplankton. (Brusca and Brusca 2003)

An excellent online source on the Lophogastrida is Gary Anderson's Peracarida Taxa and Literature website.

  • Brusca, R.C. and G.J. Brusca. 2003. Invertebrates, 2nd edition. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:34Public Records:31
Specimens with Sequences:31Public Species:3
Specimens with Barcodes:31Public BINs:13
Species:5         
Species With Barcodes:5         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Lophogastrida

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