Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Crustacea
                 Family : Dendrobranchiata
  Scientific Name : Dendrobranchiata

                  Origin : Worldwide
                      Size : 1cm - 15cm 
                                  (0.4in - 5.9in)
            Life Span : 2 - 4 years
                Colour : Pink, Grey, 
                                Black, White

           Skin Type : Shell
Special Features : Hard, curved body 
                                and beady eyes
  1. Prawns are crustaceans found in the calm waters around the world.
  2. They look very similar to shrimps but can be distinguished by their branching gill structure.
  3. They are closely related to the shrimps, crabs and lobsters.
  4. Their most distinctive features are their hard curved body and their beady eyes.
  5. Prawns tend to prefer the tropical warm waters but some are found in the northern hemisphere as well.
  6. Prawns prefer to live in calm water so that they can nest in the water plants and lay their eggs.
  7. They are found very close to the sea floor or near the rocks which helps them filter feed.
  8. In south-East Asia, where prawns are naturally available, they are a very common source of food for humans.
  9. They are found inhabiting fresh, brackish and salt water.
  10. On an average they grow between 1cm to 15cm
  11. Their average lifespan is 2-4 years.
  12. Prawns are carnivores feeding on Plankton, Fish and insects.
  13. Their main predators are Humans, fish and squid.

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