Saturday, December 5, 2009

Mud prawn

Mud prawns are abundant in estuaries around the low tide level where burrows are easily visible. They are filter feeders who feed from their U-shaped burrows. Mud prawns are very popular for bait fishermen are often seen on sandbanks with prawn pumps collecting them. I have to admit that they are ugly buggers and I wasn't too keen picking one up the first time I was given one, but it wasn't that bad.

4 comments:

  1. Kind of looks like a crawdad. Can you eat them? You got brave and picked it up.

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  2. Looks very similar to what we call Mudbugs. I've only eaten them once and there were surprising good.

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  3. That's certainly an interesting looking character ya got there, mister. :)

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  4. Looks like quite a clean version of the mud prawns I am used to seeing. I understand that at a certain time of the year a type of swimming prawn swims upriver from near the river mouth. Reasonably large and most edible.

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