Mysidacea of the Mtentu River Estuary, Transkei, South Africa
The Mtentu River has a straight open tidal estuary flowing between steep grassy or indigenous forest. covered slopes. Total high-water surface area is about 0,3 kin·. The zooplankton was studied by periodic sampling over a period of thirteen months. Some physical characteristics of the estuary are presented. The seasonal and spacial distribution and relative importance of four species of mysid, is discussed. The most common mysid in the estuary was Mesopodopsis africana, although Rhopalophthalmus terranatalis, in view of its larger size, contributed more to the overall mass of mysids in the samples.