15 Interesting Facts About Shrimps
Can be Used To Make References
1. The term shrimpcan be used to make references to some decapod crustaceans.
2. There are more than 2000 species of shrimp.
3. Shrimps are so many and their scales are wide and they can be found along the seabed in most seas, estuaries and rivers and lakes.
4. Their life span is 1 to 7 years.
5. There are some types of shrimp that can live very long for more than 20 years, which is the opae ula (Hawaiian Red Shrimp).
6. Shrimp length ranges from a few millimeters to 20 cm, and the typical scale is about 4 to 8 cm.
7. These carcasses feature side by side, long and semi-transparent horns, small exoskeletons, laminated gills, and fan-like legs.
8. The colour of a shrimp depends on their natural environment. Some subspecies can change colour in order to fit in with temperature. Shrimps in tropical and subtropical habitats are brightly coloured. Others are translucent, so that predators cannot recognise them. Brown and green shrimps are found in the sandy river beds.
9. Many shrimps work all-rounder. The diet primarily consists of small plants and animals but some shrimp types eat carrots.
10. In reality, even though they have very limited brains, shrimps have very complicated behaviours.
11. The female shrimp will lay between 1,500 and 14,000 eggs on the swimming legs. Once they get small, five stages of development move through the swimming larvae.
12. Shrimp is the most common seafood in the United States. It accounts for more than 25 percent of seafood annual consumption per capita. The typical customer eats 4 pounds per annum of shrimp.
13. Shrimps are essential animal foods from salmon to whales. They play a significant role in the food chain.
14. Muscular tails of shrimps are edible to men and are commonly collected and processed for human use.
15. The shrimp has large amounts of mercury and small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Shrimps, along with many fish and vegetables, are high in calcium, iodine and but low in calories for foods.