Prawn is a smaller decapod crustacean than shrimp. It has an abdomen that is larger than its head and highly developed with two series of legs. Its shell is weak and flexible and a longitudinal suture is visible on its sides. It is characterized by its white color and its flavor. It usually weighs between 7 and 25 grams.
It lives mainly in the Mediterranean and the South Atlantic, on sandy bottoms up to 500 meters deep. The shrimp is born male and changes after 2 or 4 years of sex. It usually breeds in the months of August and September.
It is usually fished throughout the year and the most common way is through nets.