Story: Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans

Common shrimp

Common shrimp

The common shrimp (Palaemon affinis) is often seen darting about in rock pools. It has a semi-transparent body marked with lines of red and green, and conspicuous spots of orange and black on its leg joints and at the base of its tail.

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Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, 'Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans - Lobsters, prawns and krill', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

Story by Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, published 12 Jun 2006