Praunus flexuosus

Praunus flexuosus (O. F. Müller, 1776)

Common Names

Chameleon shrimp (English)

Languages: English

Overview

Description

Color is yellow-brown, with black spots.

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Description

Diagnostic Description

Differs from Praunus inermis by larger length of the scaphopodite.

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Morphology

The side edges of the front of the carapace are sharp. Large eyes bulge out neyond the edge of the body. Scaphocerite of the antennae has a linear shape, its length exceeds its width by 8-9; the outer edge smooth. The telson contains a deep and narrow cut in the center; the edges carry up to 26 spines on each side, the edges of the cut carry numerous small spines and 2 large spines at the end. The fourth pair of pleopods in males has long exopodites.

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Size

Up to 26 mm.

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Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Within Russian waters occurs in the western part of the Barents Sea.

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Ecology

Littoral boreal species.

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