Distribution in scandinavian waters
Maximum length: 1,0 cm (from forehead to end of tail).
Appearance: The second pair of antennae are very large, especially
on adult males, as shown in the picture above. The mud shrimp is whitish
in colour with large dark brown patches on the back and antennae. The
body of the mud shrimp is quite flat.
Depth: 0-10 m. The mud shrimp thrives close to the water line
in areas that are periodically drained.
Environment: Soft bottoms.
Misc: The mud shrimp is not often noticed as it usually hides
in its hole in the bottom sediment, but on closer observation it is
possible in certain areas to see the many small holes that lead to their
tunnels. It is also possible to see their antennae sticking out.
Classification: There are several
Mud shrimps are amphipods, which are crustaceans under
the arthropod group.