In biology, the large family Mysidae is one of the principal subgroups within the order Mysidacea or mysid shrimps. Six sub-families are recognised.

The members of Mysidae are sometimes called fairy shrimps. Their characteristic feature is the presence of a statocyst on the endopod of the uropod.

Sub-family list

  • Boreomysinae Holt & W. M. Tattersall, 1905a
  • Siriellinae Norman, 1892
  • Rhopalophthalminae Hansen, 1910
  • Gastrosaccinae Norman, 1892
  • Mysinae Hansen, 1910
  • Mysidellinae Hansen, 1910

Genera list

This may not be a complete list.


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