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Common prawn

Palaemon serratus

Description:

"Camarão-branco" small prawns with red/brownish striped and see-through bodies, small yellow spots

Habitat:

tidal pools and rocky substrates

Notes:

when you put your hand in tidal pools they are curious enough to walk about and even clean you! they are very nice little fellows

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4 Comments

mendes.madalena
mendes.madalena 7 years ago

yes sometimes they get scared but they come back again :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Is very nice and a nice video too :-) It seems the prawn had fun cleaning your hand until it got spooked and left :-)

mendes.madalena
mendes.madalena 7 years ago

some are bigger than others, but yes i have seen some as big as 3 cm!

PedroNicolau
PedroNicolau 7 years ago

So big! I thought these were smaller...

mendes.madalena
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mendes.madalena

Portugal

Spotted on Jul 20, 2013
Submitted on Jul 26, 2013

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