Freshwater shrimps native to the Findonoha Lake.
These crustaceans have an elongated body with four pairs of legs and a forked tail fin. Two eyes and four long antennae are found on their head. Their carapace is of a pale violet color with blue spots and stripes.
Dietary Needs and Habits
They feed on the fruit of various plants growing in and around the lake. Examples include the hollow liroz fruits which float down the rivers, the fruit of dob palms growing on the shoreline, or the sweet bulbs on the stems of legovu plants.
Uses, Products & Exploitation
These shrimps are often cooked for food. While they are more complicated to prepare than fish or larger crabs, the are popular as finger food or as an ingredient in stir-fry dishes.