Hansenomysis lucifugus (Faxon, 1893)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Galapagos Islands & Mexico


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Faxon, W. (1893). Reports on the dredging operations off the west coast of Central America to the Galapagos, to the west coast of Mexico, and in the Gulf of California, in charge of Alexander Agassiz, carried on by the U.S. Fish Commission steamer ”Albatross”, during 1891, Lieut. Commander Z.L. Tanner, U.S.N., commanding. VI. Preliminary descriptions of new species of Crustacea. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College. 24: 149-220.

Other references:

Bravo, M. R. and Murano, M. (1997). New records of the genus Hansenomysis in Japan with descriptions of a new species (Crustacea: Mysidacea: Petalophthalmidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 110(2): 227-235.

Hendrickx, Michel E. and Hernández-Payán, José-Carlos. (2020). Rediscovery of Hansenomysis lucifugus (Faxon, 1893) (Crustacea, Mysida, Petalophthalmidae) in the eastern Pacific. Zootaxa 4729(3): 416-428. [Abstract]

Mees, J. and Meland, K. (eds.). (2012 onwards). World List of Lophogastrida, Stygiomysida and Mysida. Hansenomysis lucifugus (Faxon, 1893). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2021-11-02

Müller, H. G. (1993). World catalogue and bibliography of the recent Mysidacea. 238 pp.

Murano, M. (1997). Nanomysis philippinensis, a new species (Crustacea: Mysidacea) from brackish waters of the Philippines. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 110(2): 236-241.


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