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
Alpheus macrocheles (Hailstone, 1835b) - Snapping prawn
Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- prawns / top view 1

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- prawns / side view 1

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- prawns / underside 1

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- prawns with rule 1

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- side view 1

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- side view 2

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- side view 3

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- side view 4

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- side view 5

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- side view 6

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- side view 7

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- side view 8

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- side view 9

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- top view 1

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- top view 2

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- top view 3

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- top view 4

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- claws 1

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- claws 2

Snapping Prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- claws 3

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- pair of animals 1

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- underside 1

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- underwater 1

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- underwater 2

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- underwater 3

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- underwater 4

Images of species taken on the lowershore at Long Rock, near Penzance, Cornwall. 29.09.11.
Species was found to frequent rocks with holes that had been previously made by piddocks.

Two animals also found under a rock in a lowershore pool at Marazion, near Penzance, Cornwall. 10.03.12.

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- hood with spines 1

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- side view 10

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- lateral view anterior 1

Snapping prawn
Alpheus macrocheles
- lateral view posterior 1

Specimen above was found in debris from crab potting, which was passed to the author at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall. The images are of a dead specimen that was caught off Pendeen, Cornwall, 26.09.17.

Species also referred to as the Pistol Shrimp because of the sound the animal is known to make. It may sound like someone shooting a pistol, to me it sounded like a large 'crack'.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Alpheus macrocheles Snapping Prawn Decapoda 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.