APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Eualus cranchii (Leach, 1817 [in Leach, 1815-1875]) - A species of prawn (Prawn images)
Prawn
Eualus cranchii
- lateral view 1

Prawn
Eualus cranchii
- lateral view anterior 1

Prawn
Eualus cranchii
- rostrum 1

Prawn
Eualus cranchii
- six articled pereopod 2 -1

Specimen above found on the lowershore at Helford, Cornwall. 28.04.17.

Prawn
Eualus cranchii
- lateral view 2

Prawn
Eualus cranchii
- lateral view 3

Prawn
Eualus cranchii
- rostrum 2

Prawn
Eualus cranchii
- dorsal view 2

Prawn
Eualus cranchii
- telson 1

Prawn
Eualus cranchii
- endopod 1

Prawn
Eualus cranchii
- exopod 1

Prawn
Eualus cranchii
- six articled pereiopod 2 -1

Specimen above, a female with eggs, found in a deep pool on the low tide line on rocks south of Mousehole, Cornwall. 23.04.15.

Prawn
Eualus cranchii
- lateral view head 1

Prawn
Eualus cranchii
- lateral view 4

Prawn
Eualus cranchii
- lateral view 5

Specimens above found on the lowershore at Helford, Cornwall. 29.10.15.

Species E. cranchii as six articles were seen on the carpus of pereiopod 2. The related species E. occultus has seven articles on the carpus of pereiopod 2. This is the most reliable method of separating the two species, which may occur together in pools on the lowershore.

Thank you to C├ędric d'Udekem d'Acoz for helping to reliably identify this species.

Eualus cranchii Prawn and Shrimp Natantia Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.