Gnathophausia zoea

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Gnathophausia zoea
Gnathophausia zoea.jpg
Adult G. zoea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Lophogastrida
Family: Gnathophausiidae
Genus: Gnathophausia
Species: G. zoea
Binomial name
Gnathophausia zoea
Willemoes-Suhm, 1875 [1]
Synonyms [2]
  • Gnathophausia willemoesi G. O. Sars 1885
  • Gnathophausia sarsi Wood-Mason, 1891
  • Gnathophausia cristata Illig, 1906

Gnathophausia zoea is a species of lophogastrid crustacean. It is widely distributed in the Atlantic Ocean from the Arctic Circle to the Equator; in the Pacific Ocean, it is more restricted to tropical areas.[2] The adults may reach 40–50 millimetres (1.6–2.0 in) long, excluding the rostrum, or around 70 mm (2.8 in) including the rostrum.[2]


  1. ^ Jan Mees (2012). Mees J, Meland K, eds. "Gnathophausia zoea". World List of Lophogastrida, Stygiomysida and Mysida. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Linda Haithcock Pequegnat (1965). "The bathypelagic mysid Gnathophausia (Crustacea) and its distribution in the Eastern Pacific Ocean". Pacific Science. 19 (4): 399–421. hdl:10125/7299. 

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