Painted Prawn

August 22, 2017 1 min read

Painted Prawn

Painted Prawn (ALOPE SPINIFRONS)

The Painted Prawn has a colour pattern of longitudinal bands of green and red. It hides by day in dark rocky crevices and can be found in tidal pools on rocky shores. It scavenges on dead plants and animals. It is not commonly seen on dives but has been located on the Karitane reefs.

Approximatley 5cm from nose to tail


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