Common Prawn

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Latin namePalaemon serratus
Size – Up to 11cm long
Habitat – Rockpools and up to depths of 40m

Prawns are scavengers, feeding on scraps left from other animal’s meals and so are known as the cleaners of the rockpool. They have a see through body which makes them difficult to spot. The best way to tell the difference between a prawn and a shrimp is that prawns have stripes and shrimps have spots.

Common Prawn

Common Prawn
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Common Prawns are usually found in groups in rock pools, hiding under rocks or in between rocks.


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