Mysidae

plural noun Mys·i·dae \ ˈmisəˌdē \

Definition of Mysidae

:a family of small crustaceans (order Mysidacea) that resemble shrimps, have stalked eyes and 6 pairs of leglike appendages each bearing an exopodite, occur in both fresh and salt water, and form an important food supply of valuable fishes and whales

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Origin and Etymology of mysidae

New Latin, from Mysis, type genus + -idae


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