Prawns / कोलंबी / झिंगा / चिंगूळ

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Scientific Name Common Name
Metapenaeus monoceros Prawns / कोलंबी / झिंगा / चिंगूळ

The difference between prawns and shrimps is that prawns have claws on three of their five pairs of legs, shrimp have claws on two of their five pairs of legs. Their gills and body shape are different too. One of the fun facts about prawns is that these arthropods are actually quite good at swimming. They can propel themselves backwards quickly by flexing the muscles of their abdomen and tail, or swim forward more slowly using the appendages on the underside of their tail (As Shown Here).

They consume microscopic plant and animal matter by filtering the water around them or sifting through the ocean floor. Some also catch and eat small fish. They are an important source of food for many crabs, fish, sea urchins, whales, dolphins, and seabirds. Some species of shrimp also have a symbiotic relationship with fish and clean parasites, bacteria, and fungi off their host.

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