Definition of opossum shrimp in English:

opossum shrimp


  • A small shrimplike crustacean that has a long abdomen and conspicuous eyes, and that is typically transparent.

    See also mysid
    • ‘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.’