Rockpool prawn

Order: 
Decapoda
Family: 
Palaemonidae

Euryhaline crustacean (marine and freshwater) consisting of a cephalothorax, abdomen and tail. Wide and short face, no longer than the scaphocerite, with 7 to 9 teeth at the dorsal border and 3 at the ventral. Transparent coloration, with black lines, longitudinal in the carapace and transverse in the posterior border of each abdominal segment, accompanied by thinner and clear dashed lines. Blue and yellow spots on the joints of pereiopods. Up to 6 cm in length.

International Designations

France: 
Bouquet flaque
Italy: 
Gamberello
Portugal: 
Camarão
UK: 
Rockpool prawn
China: 
美丽长臂虾
Fishing gears: 
Dregdes
FAO code: 
PNQ
Scientific name: 
Palaemon elegans
Type: 
Crustacean
Fishing areas: 
Area 4: Asia - Inland waters
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC