Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Hippolyte
Family: Hippolytidae (Crustacea/Caridea)
Taxon : Water invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
kraussiana
NOTES

A small prawn in which the dorsal surface of the last abdominal segment is rounded not keeled. The sides of the 2nd abdominal segment overlap the 1st and 3rd. The 3rd pair of walking legs without nippers. The eyes shine bright red in torchlight. Lives in sea grass beds.


AUTHORITY
(Stimpson, 1860)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: An almost transparent prawn
Colour: White
Common Name
Red eyed prawn
Prawn
Habitat
NOTES: Often seen hopping across the water surface at night
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Verbius capensis
Verbius kraussianus



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