Feeding habits of Mysis relicta - an overview

TitleFeeding habits of Mysis relicta - an overview
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1982
AuthorsGrossnickle NE

Mysis relicta has been recognized as an important component of many limnetic food webs. The first approach to studying the feeding habits of M. relicta was the analysis of stomach contents. Assumptions regarding stomach content analysis have been tested and seasonal feeding estimates of M. relicta have been reported recently. Laboratory grazing and/or predation experiments have recently been completed using M. relicta primarily from Lakes Michigan and Tahoe. Mysis relicta is conluded to be opportunistic, capable of utilizing a variety of food resources. It may play an important role in structuring limnetic food webs.