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Prawn

Observed: 15th October 2009 By: greenmangreenman’s reputation in Invertebratesgreenman’s reputation in Invertebrates
Prawn
Description:

c.5cm in length. Striped patterning on body with distinctive yellow spots on legs and white spots on tail.

Identifications
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Comments

greenman's picture

Prawn

I hadn't realised how striking these animals are (neither the photo above nor the ID guides I've looked at do them justice) until I and my 4-year-old daughter caught this specimen whilst rockpooling near Newlyn. The yellow, white and black patterning is really quite beautiful.

greenman

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appearance

Can't help with the ID I'm afraid, but I agree that it is a very attractive-looking beast! Will have to send my seven-year-old off to find one next time we're near rockpools.

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iSpot UK Curator, The Open University

dejayM's picture

hard..

I'm still finding it hard to accept (as a newcomer) why so few of the iSpot community find it so difficult to comment or, in this case, actually agree! Surely it's a Prawn!
May I offer, only offer, after years (2009!) of neglect, Palaemon elegans.
See http://www.itameriportaali.fi/en/tietoa/tulokaslajit/en_GB/palaemon/