opossum shrimp


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shrimp-like crustaceans whose females carry eggs and young in a pouch between the legs

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1967, 23; 'Tahoe Fishery', Mountain Democrat, 13 July 1967, B6; Jack Linn and Ted Frantz, 'Introduction of the Opossum Shrimp (Mysis relicta Loven) into California and Nevada', California Fish and Game (January 1965): 48-51.
(69.) Jack McNeel, 'Shrimp Salad for Kokanee', Idaho Wildlife Review, Jan.-Feb.1967, 6-8; John Heimer, 'Introduction of Opossum Shrimp into Idaho Lakes', F-53-R-5, 1 Mar.
Oceanogr 18 (2)(1973): 280-85; Oregon State Game Commission, 'Opossum Shrimp Collection', 1965, 2; 'Record Credited to Mysis Shrimp', Spokane Daily Chronicle, 10 June 1968, 17; Tales Along the Trail', Mountain Democrat, 15 Aug.
From 1965 to 1967, the state planted half a million opossum shrimp hoping to provide food for the planter fish; poor thinking by the "old timers." Millions of dead fish on the bottom of one of the world's purest lakes - the "old timers" blew it again!
Larkin's idea was that Mysis (also known as the "opossum shrimp," for its nocturnal habits) would be an ideal food source for the Gerrard rainbow trout.