Prawns are animals that belong to the phylum Arthropoda and class Malacostraca. They are also one of the oldest animals to evolve, with fossils dating back to the Devonian period, some 400 million years ago.
Members grow to lengths of 12 – 13 inches and usually weigh 0.3 – 0.4 kilograms. The body is divided into two segments – the cephalothorax and the abdomen. The head and thorax make up the cephalothorax while the abdomen is called pleon, which is composed of upto 6 segments, with the last segment forming the tail (called a uropod).
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Frequently Asked Questions on Scientific Name of Prawn
What is the Scientific Name of Prawn?
The scientific name of prawn is Dendrobranchiata (Suborder).