Ridgeback Prawn – species: Sicyonia ingentis. Other names: ridgeback shrimp, Pacific rock shrimp

ridgeback-shrimp

Ridgeback shrimp - top and bottom views.

Ridgeback shrimp – top and bottom views.

 

Identifying Characteristics and Biology

  • This species has the characteristic ‘ridge’ on its back, distinguishing it from a shrimp. Mostly reddish in color. Similar to the California spot prawn

Range and Habitat

  • This species may be found in water about 475 feet deep, in mud and sand.

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