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.
What I eat
I’m an active predator with an appetite for molluscs, crustaceans and polychaetes.
Where I’m from
Mainly the Mediterranean, but also from the eastern Atlantic.
How 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