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- proper n. An order of crustaceans including the opossum shrimp.
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- n. opossum shrimp
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The opossum shrimp crustaceans of the order Mysidacea actually compete with kokanee salmon for zooplankton, depressing kokanee abundance, and at the same time provide an additional source of food for lake trout.
However, they are not true shrimp (order Decapoda), but belong to the order Mysidacea, a large, almost exclusively marine order.
He further informed that the present study extends the researchers knowledge on the Mysidacea much further into the northern coastal waters of the Arabian Sea.