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Nippoleucon hinumensis
Image courtesy of Monaca Noble, SERC. Female with eggs.
Nippoleucon hinumensis
Taxonomic Group: Crustaceans-Cumaceans
Common name: CUMACEAN


Nippoleucon hinumensis is a cumacean crustacean. It is native to the Northwest Pacific, where it is known from Japan and Korea. It has been introduced to the West coast of North America where it was first reported from Coos Bay, Oregon in 1977. Its non-native range now extends from Puget Sound, Washington to Port Hueneme, California. It usually lives buried amongst sandy and muddy sediments, but it swims in the water column to mate. Its ecological impacts have not been well studied, but it may be an important part of estuarine food webs, as a filter-feeder and prey item for fish and invertebrates.

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Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
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