Hooded shrimp (Athanas nitescens)
|Researched by||Sonia Rowley||Refereed by||Admin|
|Authority||(Leach, 1813 [in Leach, 1813-1814])|
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandWidely recorded around the south and west coasts of Britain, and the east and west coasts of Ireland. Recorded once in the north east.
HabitatFound on the lower shore to depths 60 m, primarily beneath stones where the substratum is gravelly. Also found under algae.
- Distinctive white dorsal strip extended full body length.
- Colour variable; green-blue, or red-brown.
- Up to 2 cm in length.
- Well developed rostrum with acutely pointed apex.
Additional informationThis species is often found in groups of adults and juveniles. Ovigerous females occur from May through to September.
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Last Updated: 08/05/2008