Definition of mysid in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmīsid/ /ˈmaɪsɪd/


  • A crustacean of an order that comprises the opossum shrimps.

    Order Mysidacea, class Malacostraca

    ‘Adult land-locked fish eat mostly zooplankton, especially larger varieties such as copepods, cladocerans, mysids, and ostracods.’
    • ‘Fishes were fed brine shrimps, small, wild-caught crustaceans, and frozen mysids ad lib.’
    • ‘Three taxa dominated: copepods (cyclopoids and Eurytemora), mysids, and sand shrimp.’
    • ‘They feed on mysids, small shrimp-like crustaceans, and other small crustaceans, plankton, and larval fish.’
    • ‘They feed on crustaceans, such as the small shrimp-like mysids.’


Late 19th century from modern Latin Mysis(genus name) + -id.