A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife
This a juvenile specimen, the adult can reach a length of up to 12 inches. In our place it is widely reared for food and prized at 10 US$ a kilo . It feeds on marine invertebrates, mollusc , crustacians and small fish.
Wild prawns spend most of their life in salty and brackish rivers and spawns at shallow ocean coasts, the fries then returns to the river as they grow old.