Skip over navigation

NEN Gallery

NEN Gallery
Home / Nature - Animals / Sea and Shore Life / Common Prawn
Asset 1 of 1 Previous Asset [ 1 ] Next Asset   [Slideshow]

Common Prawn


640 x 480
2592 x 1944

Unique Id:


This item is saved in one of your albums. Click to remove it.. My Albums

Common Prawn (Palaemon serratus). Common prawns are semi-transparent and have exoskeletons which they must shed in order to grow (a process called 'ecdysis'), the new exoskeleton taking a couple of days to harden. (The Common Shrimp (Crangon crangon), with which they can be easily confused, is more sandy-coloured to match its environment.)

18th Aug 2008

Biology, Science

Key Stages:
Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

Common Prawn Palaemon serratus Shrimp Crangon exoskeleton ecdysis

Related Links:

National Education Network
Developed by E2BN for the National Education Network
E2B® and E2BN® are registered trade marks and trading names of East of England Broadband Network (Company Registration No. 04649057)