opossum-shrimp

opossum shrimp

noun
any small, shrimplike crustacean of the order Mysidacea, the females of which carry their eggs in a pouch between the legs.

Origin:
1835–45

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opossum shrimp
 
n
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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