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Where does a Hawaiian Blue Prawn get its blue color from?

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May 17, 2009 6:31AM

The Hawaiian Blue prawn is a common prawn that originated in Malaysia. Macrobrachium rosenbergi has three different life stages in the male. The male prawn progresses in size from orange clawed to strong orange claw to blue claw. Adults gain their coloration as they age, which is typically regardless of diet and across regions. Buggas are good to eat though! Blake McNaughton Trained Marine Biologist Hilo Hawaii