seed shrimp


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seed′ shrimp`


n.
any of numerous tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans of the subclass Ostracoda, having a shrimplike body enclosed in a hinged bivalve shell. Also called ostracod.
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Noun1.seed shrimp - tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimp-like body enclosed in a bivalve shellseed shrimp - tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimp-like body enclosed in a bivalve shell
crustacean - any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
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The creature-related to crabs, lobsters and shrimp-is an ostracod, or a type of crustacean sometimes known as seed shrimp.
Five species of seed shrimps belonging to five genera Cypris subglobosa, Eucypris virens, Dolerocypris sinensis, Herpetocypris fontinalis and Cypridopsis obesa have been recorded for the first time from Pakistan.
These mussel or seed shrimps are small crustaceans that are widely distributed in the sea; more than 8,000 species of ostracods have been described.