Commo prawn

Common prawn -
Palaemon elegans

Scientific name: Palaimon is Greek and the name of a cult on Inos and for the drowned son of Athamas, Melikertes, worshipped as the patron saint of ships. Isthmic games were celebrated every second year in his honour and a celery wreath was the prize. Elegans is Latin and means dainty or elegant.

Other scientific names: Leander squilla.

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