Americamysis bigelowi (mysid)
Location: 5 km offshore from Chincoteague, VA. Depths of 5-7 meters. Caught using an epibenthic sled (365 micrometer mesh). Summer 2005
Notes: Collected all year but especially abundant in fall and winter.
Americamysis bigelowi (telson)
1.The second tooracic limb is unusually large and clawlike (below). No other local mysid has this feature.
2. The spination on the telson (median structure between the lateral uropods) is distinctive (left).
BELOW: Americamysis bigelowi (thorax)
ID Note: The large claws (below) on the second thoracic limb are distinctive and conspicuous on all but the smallest specimens.
BELOW- Brooding female with ventral broodpouch.
William S. Johnson, Goucher College