Definition of Skeleton shrimp
1. Noun. Small amphipod crustacean having a grotesque form suggestive of the praying mantis; found chiefly on seaweed.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Skeleton Shrimp
Literary usage of Skeleton shrimp
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1892)
"Sometimes a net of larger size is dragged along by two boats. The Skeleton- shrimp or Spectre-shrimp is a small crustacean of the family ..."
2. Labrador, the Country and the People by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell (1909)
"An exception is the slim skeleton-shrimp, Caprella, which clings to finely branched seaweed and is so flexible that it can bend itself into a ring. ..."
3. A History of the British Sessile-eyed Crustacea by Charles Spence Bate, John Obadiah Westwood (1868)
"It is to the species belonging to the several genera in this aberrant family that the popular name of spectre or skeleton shrimp has been applied, ..."
4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1883)
"... and the skeleton- shrimp, Caprella geometrica Sav. He further exhibited specimens of Alcyonidium ramosum Verrill, presented by Mr. Edward Potts, ..."