You are viewing this Order as classified by:

IUCN threat status:

Not evaluated

Brief Summary

Read full entry
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.

Trusted

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0)

© Leo Shapiro

Supplier: Leo Shapiro

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!