King prawns

Penaeoidea

Size

King prawns can reach a body length of up to 30 centimetres

Taste

Prawn/shrimp meat is firm and very tasty. It is great grilled and served with salads or pasta dishes.

Nutrition infos

Prawns/shrimps are rich in protein.

Sustainability

ASC
MSC

Natural habitat

Their main habitats are the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans, and estuaries on the Indo-Pacific, South American and African coasts.

Life

As ground animals, the shrimps live on the seabed near the coast.

Food

They eat algae and plankton.

Characteristics

A shrimp has an elongated body, which is more or less cylindrical and slightly compressed laterally, and a thin shell. They have long antennae and very delicate claws (“pincers”).

Informations

Commercially, these fish are called “shrimps” and “prawns” – with additions such as “giant”, “king” or “tiger – depending on their size. There is also a distinction between hot and cold water shrimps and marine and freshwater shrimps.

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