A shrimp (Crangon allmanni)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandFound around all UK and Irish coasts.
HabitatCrangon allmanni is found in sandy or gravelly sediments from 20-250 m.
- Reddish grey colour.
- Rostrum about half length of eye, narrrow with rounded apex.
- Carapace with single mid-dorsal spine.
- Sixth pleonite with deep dorsal groove flanked by ridges.
Additional informationThe closely related species Crangon crangon, is found from the intertidal to 50 m and can co-occur with Crangon allmanni. Crangon crangon is commercially harvested in northern Europe and can be distinguished from Crangon allmanni by its brown-grey colouration and the lack of a dorsal groove of the sixth abdominal segment.
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Last Updated: 21/06/2006