August 18, 2010

Shrimps vs Prawns

I always got confused with these two guys ..

A typical shrimp

A typical shrimp






A typical prawn
Illustration: Jo Taylor / Source: Museum Victoria

An important difference is in the way the segments of the abdomen (tail) overlap. In prawns the sides of all segments overlap the segment behind, like roof tiles. In shrimps the sides of the second segment overlap both the one before and the one after.

But that's not all....A shrimp in the USA is a prawn in Australia. WHAT!

more info @ http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/

8 comments:

Gallivanter said...

There are differences scientifically, but consumption, they taste just the same - delicious!! :-D

Kris and Nadia said...

Hahahaha :D agree with daniel :D yg penting Sedap :)

mr_abs said...

shrimp ya, udang kecik. macam bubok, ya shrimp lah ya. ala pake polah belacan bah

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Oh okay, but i always differentiate them by size. I always assume prawns as slightly bigger than shrimps. Of course, lobsters are the largest.

Ms Tikot said...

Selalunya shrimp udang kecik (anak udang), Prawn besar sikit (mak bapak udang), Lobster besar gik(nenek datuk udang).hehehe...

kal jis (im not carl zeiss) said...

kmk shrimp shromp kah apa yg kmk tauk mkn udang nyaman hehehehe... Kmk gik kompius maca entry ktk :P

fLo said...

now i understand..hahaha..
dolok mek nang ingat dua2 ya sama..hahahaha...=p

Rose said...

hai ya, both is same to me! hahah!