Random Fish Fridays - Spot Prawn

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This week on Random Fish Fridays we take a look at the Spot Prawn (Pandalus platyceros).

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The Spot Prawn lives off the coast of California, from San Diego all the way north to the Aleutian Islands in Alaska and in the Sea of Japan. They live at a depth of about 1600 feet, but will swim up to swallower depths every night to mate and hunt for food. At sunrise they return to the safety of the deeper water. They often spend the day buried in the bottom sediment and can use their head appendages to funnel water over their gills for oxygen while remaining safely buried underground on the bottom of the ocean floor.

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The Spot Prawn spends the first 4 to 5 years of it's life as a male. Once they reach a size of about 8.5 inches all Spot Prawns changes sex and becomes a female.

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Spot Prawns are not an endangered of threatened species and are an important part of the Pacific northwest region seafood industry. The Spot Prawn population is considered stable to healthy thanks to a well managed fishing processes that ensures minimal impact to habitat.

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I hope you have enjoyed this look at the Spot Prawn and maybe even learn a little in the process.

Until next time....

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I love grilled teriyaki prawn. These look like they would do nicely.

Oh Really !
They changed the sex ! Amazing !
I didn't have idea about sex change with age and size .
Thank you so much for beautiful post with information @gregory-f !

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Your most welcome, I'm glad you found the information interesting.

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Thank you so much my friend !

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Damm this is pretty cool :D thanks for sharing

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Your welcome, I'm glad you liked it.

Changes sex, that's crazy.

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Perhaps, but it's true.

Nice @gregory-f and I didn't know there were so many different types of prawns. The Spot Prawn is definitely a beautiful looking one.

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They are beautiful creatures.

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Really beautiful Greg.

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@tippy vote

Nice photos of the Spot Prawn and interesting information. Thanks for posting.

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Thank you for your continued support, I really appreciate it.

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Your posts are very interesting to me. I love whatever is related to the sea . Thank you for your support too :)

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Like the information and pictures upvoted and resteemed.

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Thank you.

Cool. For me all prawns look the same :) But thanks for sharing unsual facts about how they change a sex. Very fascinating.

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Thank you, the fact that all spot prawn changing sex from male to female was very surprising to me also.

I didn't know that they change sex! Thanks dear @gregory-f for the info and photos! Best wishes to you!

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Thank you and thanks for stopping in.

Mmm feeling like eating langoustines all of a sudden :)

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That does sound delicious.

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it shure is, brought some home from the store today :D

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it looks kind of cool
love the item in my menu though ;)

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They are delicious ;)

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