Definition of opossum shrimp in English:

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opossum shrimp


A small shrimp-like crustacean which has a long abdomen and conspicuous eyes and is typically transparent. The eggs and young are carried in a ventral brood pouch.
  • Order Mysidacea: Praunus and other genera. See also mysid.
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  • The military's Defense University Research Instrumentation Program has supplied Jumars with a grant of more than $103,000 to continue his groundbreaking work in the utilization of sonar technology, which seeks to establish reliable techniques for monitoring the movements of opossum shrimp as they carry out their daily migrations from the shelter of the ocean floor to the waters above and back.

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