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The caramote prawn

king of the crustaceans

My brain, stomach, heart, “liver” (hepatopancreas) and gonads (reproductive glands or sex glands) are all found in my head, also called cephalothorax.

Penaeus kerathurus


icon_fishWhat I eat

I’m an active predator with an appetite for molluscs, crustaceans and polychaetes.

icon_globalWhere I’m from

Mainly the Mediterranean, but also from the eastern Atlantic.

icon_left_rightMature size

12 cm.



icon_helpHow you can help

Avoid buying me when I lay my eggs from June to October. If you buy me frozen, avoid products frozen between June and October.

Idea how to cook



by Mounir El Aarem