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Any of various small, shrimplike, chiefly marine crustaceans of the order Mysida, the females of which carry their eggs in a pouch beneath the thorax. Also called opossum shrimp.

[From New Latin Mysis, Mysid-, type genus, from Greek musis, a closing, from mūein, to close the lips or eyes.]
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(Animals) another name for the opossum shrimp
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Observations on the swimming activity of two bathypelagic mysid species maintained at high hydrostatic pressures.
The toxicity of chromium, nickel, and zinc: effects of salinity and temperature, and the osmoregulatory consequences in the mysid Praunus flexuosos.
The planktonic/infective copepodid attaches to the mysid body surface, and finally lodges itself within the host marsupium involving either no or a few molts.
In contrast, juvenile weakfish were present in greater density in the shore zone at night and stomach content analysis of these individuals (Torre and Targett, 2017) showed that they were feeding almost exclusively on mysid shrimp (Neomysis americana).
The mysid introductions can be viewed as a 'biological fix', or 'bio-fix', akin to technological fixes.
Jones, "Disruption of swimming in the hyperbenthic mysid Neomysis integer (Peracarida: Mysidacea) by the organophosphate pesticide chlorpyrifos," Aquatic Toxicology, vol.
In 1999, Newell managed to collect some whale feces (hard to do because it sinks and dissolves) and discovered that the whales that are sticking around are eating mysid shrimp.
Toxicity of water-soluble fractions of four fuels for Metamysidopsis insularis, an indigenous tropical mysid species.
Effects of silt loading on the feeding and mortality of the mysid Mesopodopsis africana in the St Lucia Estuary, South Africa.
Individuals were housed in a flow-through tank system and fed mysid shrimps and algae every few days.