Prawn

Observed by greenmangreenman’s reputation in Invertebratesgreenman’s reputation in Invertebrates on 15th October 2009
Prawn

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

Location: Penlee, nr Newlyn, Cornwall
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Other observations of Prawn (Palaemon sp.)

Comments

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

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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Open University - Biodiversity Observatory

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/

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