opossum shrimp

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opossum shrimp

n.
See mysid.
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opossum shrimp

n
(Animals) any of various shrimplike crustaceans of the genera Mysis, Praunus, etc, of the order Mysidacea, in which the females carry the eggs and young around in a ventral brood pouch
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Noun1.opossum shrimp - shrimp-like crustaceans whose females carry eggs and young in a pouch between the legs
malacostracan crustacean - a major subclass of crustaceans
genus Mysis, Mysis - type genus of the family Mysidae
genus Praunus, Praunus - a genus of Mysidae
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