ocean prawn

[English] plural ocean prawns

A name for the king prawn in Australia has a pale yellow, cream or light brown body with no obvious spots or stripes, and with a startling blue tail. They vary from 20 to 30 cm (8-12") in length and are found in mud, sand or on rocky bottoms in deep water all round the coasts of Australia. There are two types, the eastern king prawn with cream legs and the western king prawn with blue legs.

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