Palaemon elegans (rockpool shrimp)

Palaemon elegans | What’s that marine bug?!

Gone snorkeling in Europe and saw a shrimp? If you were in the shallows, there’s a good chance you just met Palaemon elegans! Better known as the rockpool shrimp, or sometimes as grass prawn, this is one of the most ubiquitous invertebrates in the northeastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and beyond. If you spotted a rockpool …