Praunus flexuosus (O. F. Müller, 1776)
Chameleon shrimp (English)
Color is yellow-brown, with black spots.
Differs from Praunus inermis by larger length of the scaphopodite.
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.
Up to 26 mm.
Ecology and Distribution
Within Russian waters occurs in the western part of the Barents Sea.
Littoral boreal species.