Five groups that classify all living things
A group of animals within the animal kingdom
A group of animals within a pylum
A group of animals within a class
A group of animals within an order
Most widely used name for this species
The name of the animal in science
The area where the animal first came from
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
|1cm - 15cm (0.4in - 5.9in)|
The animal group that the species belongs to
|Fresh, Brackish, Salt|
|Optimum pH Level:|
The perfect acidity conditions for the animal
|6.5 - 9.0|
How long the animal lives for
|2 - 4 years|
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
|Pink, Grey, Black, White|
The protective layer of the animal
The preferred food of this animal
The specific area where the animal lives
|Rocky, coastal waters|
|Average Litter Size:|
The average number of babies born at once
The food that the animal gains energy from
|Fish, Insects, Plankton|
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal
|Human, Fish, Squid|
Characteristics unique to this animal
|Hard, curved body and beady eyes|
PrawnPrawns are crustaceans similar in appearance to shrimps, but they can be distinguished by the gill structure which is branching in prawns and not in shrimp. The prawn is also related to the crab and the lobster.
Prawns are found in calmer waters were the prawns can nest in the water plants to lay their eggs. Like the shrimp, the prawn does tend to prefer the warmer waters in the tropics but some species of prawn are found in the Northern Hemisphere.
The prawn feeds by filtering nutritious particles out of the water flowing around the prawn, and the prawn is therefore often found on rocks or close to the sea floor.
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First Published: 16th December 2008, Last Updated: 10th September 2018
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