Rock-Pool Shrimp

Palaemon serenus (Heller, 1862)

Red-handed Shrimp feed on algae or scavenge for animal matter. While most commonly found in sea water, they do also occur around the mouths of estuaries, but always in the higher salinity areas. The females are larger than the males. Eggs are carried under the abdomen

How to identify Palaemon serenus?

A transparent body that features thin red lines on the carapace and red dots along the abdomen the palms feature a wide red band

What habitats does Palaemon serenus live in?

Can be found in tidal rock pools and on reefs out to a depth of at 15m

What is the distribution of Palaemon serenus?

Southern Australia from central Queensland to Perth in Western Australia, including around Tasmania

How big does Palaemon serenus grow?

Can grow to around 60mm in length

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