Prawns, crayfish and oysters are also obtainable, and turtle (Chelonia mydas) are frequently captured.
The name of "pink shrimp" is given to Pandalus montagui or annulicornis, which turns red on boiling and which resembles in form the larger "prawns," having a long rostrum or beak, saw-edged above and below.
The larger shrimp-like crustacea are generally known as "prawns," the name being especially applied in Britain to the species Leander serratus, formerly called Palaemon serratus, which is highly esteemed for the table.
In warmer seas many other kinds of prawns are caught for food.
The large river-prawns of the genus Palaemon (closely allied to Leander) found in most tropical countries are also often used as food.
How would you define prawns? Add your definition here.