Common shrimp

Dark common shrimp
Dark coloured shrimp with its pigmentation spread throughout its pigment cell
Light common shrimp
Light coloured shrimp with its pigmentation concentrated to the centre of the cell

Autumn migration

During September-October, when water temperatures begin to decrease on shallow sandy bottoms, the shrimps migrate to deeper water (5-20 m) to pass the winter where the water is warmer. The autumn migration occurs at the same time as the shrimps became sexually active. Migration seems to follow a specific pattern, where the most sexually active migrate first. The least sexually mature individuals are left to eat and grow in size.

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Hunt at night

Hidden during the day

Autumn migration

Spring migration and drifting larvae

Sloughs its skin


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