Title

Shallow-Water Mysida (Crustacea : Mysidacea) of Bahrain (Arabian Gulf): Species Composition, Abundance and Life History Characteristics of Selected Species

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2004

Department

Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Abstract

Mysida were collected from Tubli Bay and the eastern coastline of Bahrain during 1991 - 1992 incidental to a survey of penaeid prawns. These samples provided an opportunity to assess the species composition of mysids from a nearshore region of the Arabian Gulf - an area in which mysid fauna is poorly known. The 114 beam trawl samples yielded >29 000 mysids. Rhopalophthalmus sp. (>90%), Siriella brevicaudata (5%), Kainomatomysis foxi (1.2%), Siriella sp. A (0.9%) and Indomysis annandalei (0.6%) were the most abundant of 11 species identified. Basic life history variables ( carapace length, life stage, brood size) were measured for these five taxa.

Publication Title

Journal of Natural History

Volume

38

Issue

18

First Page

2315

Last Page

2329