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Freshwater shrimps native to the Findonoha Lake.

Basic Information


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.

Additional Information

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.
Average Length
~8 cm (excluding antennae)
~14 cm (including antennae)
Geographic Distribution

Cover image: by Kathrin Janowski


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