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  • 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.

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