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Right: Photograph of the common prawn Palaemon serratus (Pennant) (alt. Leander serratus) by Gordon Fletcher.

The common prawn has a distinctly up-turned rostrum or spike sticking out between its eyes. Its coloration can be variable, but often displays the attractive tiger stripes shown.

  The prawn in belligerent mood, standing its ground on a kelp frond.

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