Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!

Prawn is a common name for small aquatic crustaceans with an exoskeleton and ten legs (i.e. a member of the order decapoda), some of which can be eaten. [1]

28 relations: Alpheidae, Anatomical terms of location, Atyidae, Callum Roberts, Campylonotoidea, Common name, Commonwealth, Commonwealth of Nations, Crangon crangon, Crangonidae, Crustacean, Decapoda, Dendrobranchiata, Exoskeleton, Fishing industry, Food and Agriculture Organization, Frederick Schram, Hippolytidae, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Oxford University Press, Palaemonidae, Pandalidae, Pandalus montagui, Prawn cracker, Processidae, Rostrum (anatomy), Shrimp, Stenopus hispidus.


Alpheidae is a family of caridean snapping shrimp characterized by having asymmetrical claws, the larger of which is typically capable of producing a loud snapping sound.

New!!: Prawn and Alpheidae · See more »

Anatomical terms of location

Standard anatomical terms of location deal unambiguously with the anatomy of animals, including humans.

New!!: Prawn and Anatomical terms of location · See more »


Atyidae is a family of shrimp, present in all tropical and most temperate waters of the world.

New!!: Prawn and Atyidae · See more »

Callum Roberts

Callum Michael Roberts is a marine conservation biologist, oceanographer, author, research scholar at the University of York, England.

New!!: Prawn and Callum Roberts · See more »


Campylonotoidea is a superfamily of shrimp, containing the two families Campylonotidae and Bathypalaemonellidae.

New!!: Prawn and Campylonotoidea · See more »

Common name

In biology, a common name of a taxon or organism (also known as a vernacular name, English name, colloquial name, trivial name, trivial epithet, country name, popular name, or farmer's name) is a name that is based on the normal language of everyday life; this kind of name is often contrasted with the scientific name for the same organism, which is Latinized.

New!!: Prawn and Common name · See more »


A commonwealth is a traditional English term for a political community founded for the common good.

New!!: Prawn and Commonwealth · See more »

Commonwealth of Nations

The Commonwealth of Nations, often known as simply the Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire.

New!!: Prawn and Commonwealth of Nations · See more »

Crangon crangon

Crangon crangon is a commercially important species of caridean shrimp fished mainly in the southern North Sea, although also found in the Irish Sea, Baltic Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and Black Sea, as well as off much of Scandinavia and parts of Morocco's Atlantic coast.

New!!: Prawn and Crangon crangon · See more »


The family Crangonidae is a taxon of shrimp, of the superfamily Crangonoidea, including the commercially important species Crangon crangon.

New!!: Prawn and Crangonidae · See more »


Crustaceans (Crustacea) form a large, diverse arthropod taxon which includes such familiar animals as crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill, woodlice, and barnacles.

New!!: Prawn and Crustacean · See more »


The Decapoda or decapods (literally "ten-footed") are an order of crustaceans within the class Malacostraca, including many familiar groups, such as crayfish, crabs, lobsters, prawns, and shrimp.

New!!: Prawn and Decapoda · See more »


Dendrobranchiata is a suborder of decapod shrimps, commonly known as prawns.

New!!: Prawn and Dendrobranchiata · See more »


An exoskeleton (from Greek έξω, éxō "outer" and σκελετός, skeletós "skeleton") is the external skeleton that supports and protects an animal's body, in contrast to the internal skeleton (endoskeleton) of, for example, a human.

New!!: Prawn and Exoskeleton · See more »

Fishing industry

The fishing industry includes any industry or activity concerned with taking, culturing, processing, preserving, storing, transporting, marketing or selling fish or fish products.

New!!: Prawn and Fishing industry · See more »

Food and Agriculture Organization

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO; Organisation des Nations unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture, Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite per l'Alimentazione e l'Agricoltura) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

New!!: Prawn and Food and Agriculture Organization · See more »

Frederick Schram

Frederick Robert Schram (born August 11, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American palaeontologist and carcinologist.

New!!: Prawn and Frederick Schram · See more »


Hippolytidae is a family of cleaner shrimp, also known as broken-back shrimp or anemone shrimp.

New!!: Prawn and Hippolytidae · See more »

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Hugh Christopher Edmund Fearnley-Whittingstall (born 14 January 1965) is an English celebrity chef, television personality, journalist, food writer and campaigner on food and environmental issues, known for his back-to-basics philosophy.

New!!: Prawn and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall · See more »

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.

New!!: Prawn and Oxford University Press · See more »


Palaemonidae is a family of shrimp in the order Decapoda.

New!!: Prawn and Palaemonidae · See more »


The family Pandalidae is a taxon of caridean shrimp.

New!!: Prawn and Pandalidae · See more »

Pandalus montagui

Pandalus montagui is a species of cold-water shrimp in the family Pandalidae.

New!!: Prawn and Pandalus montagui · See more »

Prawn cracker

Prawn crackers, also known as prawn chips and shrimp puffs are deep fried crackers made from starch and prawn that serve as flavoring.

New!!: Prawn and Prawn cracker · See more »


The Processidae are a family of shrimp, comprising 65 species in five genera, and the only family in the superfamily Processoidea.

New!!: Prawn and Processidae · See more »

Rostrum (anatomy)

In anatomy, the term rostrum (from the Latin rostrum meaning beak) is used for a number of phylogenetically unrelated structures in different groups of animals.

New!!: Prawn and Rostrum (anatomy) · See more »


The term shrimp is used to refer to some decapod crustaceans, although the exact animals covered can vary.

New!!: Prawn and Shrimp · See more »

Stenopus hispidus

Stenopus hispidus is a shrimp-like decapod crustacean belonging to the infraorder Stenopodidea.

New!!: Prawn and Stenopus hispidus · See more »

Redirects here:

King Prawn, King prawn, King prawns, Prawn versus shrimp, Prawns.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prawn

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »