The amount of food available to the subterranean mysid, Lepidomysis longipes (Pillai & Mariamma, 1964) in its habitat has been calculated and analysed. Lepidomysis appears to feed mainly on decaying vegetable matter. Lepidomysis shows many modifications in its external morphology. Consequently, the mode of feeding has undergone some marked changes from that of its epigean relatives. L. longipes is a discontinuous feeder.
Nath, C. N. and N. K. Pillai.
On the food and feeding habits of Lepidomysis longipes (Pillai & Mariamma) (Crustacea Mysidacea).
International Journal of Speleology,
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