A shrimp is a decapod crustacean under the infraorder Caridea, characterized by an elongated or compressed body with long legs, well-developed abdomen and antennae, and a long spine-like projection of the carapace. Shrimps live in both salt and fresh water.

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Can ghost shrimp breath air?

Ghost Shrimp are a species of Shrimp. They have gills, so they absorb oxygen directly from the water. Just like fish, they do not breath air.

How many eggs do shrimps lay?

The number of eggs that a female shrimp will lay depends on her age and her size; the older and larger she is, the more eggs she will lay. When she is 3 years old, she can lay more than twenty five thousand eggs.

Is grilled shrimp okay for diabetics?

Under your grill or on a BBQ- season & garnish according to taste.

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Why do shrimp curl up when they are cooked?

cause they want to


the pressure of warm watter makes them and as shrimp are too gentle a creature it lets it happen

Will a mandarin dragonet eat baby brine shrimp?

Baby brine are really too small for a mandarin, you will need to raise the brine shrimp up to a larger size.

What is a shrimp's defence mechanism?

Shrimp have pincers to fight off predators. They also can flip their tails and swim away really fast to escape. Most shrimp also have protective coloration to help them blend in with the background.

Its safe to eat the head of shrimp?

Sometimes it should say on the pack.

What do baby prawns as pets eat?

Baby shrimps feed on dead plant material inside your tank. Or normal shrimp food will do

Does a shrimp have fins or scales?

yes it does

also it's heart is in it's head!

Can you steam cooked shrimp?

Can you steam cooked shrimp? It is frozen, peeled and deveined.

What eats a krill shrimp?

Krill are eaten by whales (humpback whales for example), large fish such as tuna, penguins, etc...They are crucial to Antarctic polar ecosystems. They feed on ice algae.

And they are not shrimp, they are Euphasiids.

Can brine shrimp live in freshwater?

no!, as their name suggests they live in salt water.

What is the best bait to catch shrimp?

shrimp are caught using nets. Shrimp eat very small things like plankton so there is no real way to use a bait to actually catch them.

Are shrimp insects?

Shrimp are decapod crustaceans in the infraorder Caridea classification. They are not insects, even though shrimp has been referred to as the 'cockroaches of the ocean'.

Is it safe to eat shrimp while pregnant?

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Recommendations

The FDA advises that pregnant women, women who may become pregnant, nursing mothers, and young children should avoid eating shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish due to high levels of mercury in these fish.

The FDA also recommends that pregnant women can safely eat an average of 12 ounces of other types of COOKED fish each week You may eat up to 6 ounces (one average meal) of albacore tuna per week. Emphasis is placed on choosing a variety of fish low in mercury such as shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, and catfish. So, when choosing your two meals of fish and shellfish, you may eat up to 6 ounces (one average meal) of albacore tuna per week.

If no local advisories about the safety of fish caught by family and friends are available, eat up to 6 ounces (one average meal) per week of fish you catch from local waters, but don't consume any other fish during that week. I've only heard that it gives you bad tummy aches.

ask your doctor.

With just about any food that you ingest, the danger usually comes in how it makes its way to your plate. There is a battle for industry survival that can affect what kind of shrimp your local restaurant serves. Local shrimp is generally safer and fresher as long as it is caught wild. However, most restaurants serve imported shrimp...generally because it is cheaper and separated by size. The imported shrimp is usually "farmed" which means the shrimp are grown in little ponds, swim in their own feces, and are often fed with disgusting items. Furthermore, shrimp farming is not done a lot in the U.S. because the chemicals used to manage infection and germs overseas is considered illegal in the U.S. Just make sure you know what you're getting when you order by asking questions. It's not usually the seafood that is dangerous but the water the seafood was swimming in. Oysters will have high levels of mercury or iodine because of the water they sit in...they also have a season that they are allowed to be harvested in many areas. The summer months are usually not good for oysters (at least where I'm from: Charleston, SC).

I have heard that eating shrimp during pregnancy is dangerous to the fetus because of the Zinc in shrimp.

1/9/05- I've heard the opposite. shrimp is a good source of iron.

Different doctors will tell you different things about eating seafood when pregnant. I have found that it did not harm my baby at all and she is perfectly healthy. The only advice I have is to make sure that the seafood you do eat is very fresh. Iodine in certain seafood may be harmful according to certain doctors. However, in many Asian countries, the pregnant women eat sushi and other seafood everyday and are fine. So, just make sure your seafood is fresh. Also, the prenatal vitamins given to me by my OB-GYN have zinc in them, so I don't see how it could be harmful to the baby.

It really depends on what doctor you ask and how much shrimp you plan on eating. Some shellfish may contain high concentrations of mercury which is not good for you or your developing baby.

Uncleaned, raw or undercooked fish may carry a risk of parasitic infection (ie: worms). Avoid Perch, Catfish, Whitefish & trout while pregnant. haddock & Cod are the safest to eat while pregnant.

Your best bet is to eat your seafood at a busy restaurant as it is not sitting around gathering bacteria and enjoy your shrimp but in small amounts at a time and not that often.

I had the same question and found this - Check out the website below as it gives a comprehensive outline of what you can and should not eat during pregnancy. Shrimp is ok! is a good info site.

as far as I know no because it is seafood, and it will not automatically hurt your baby talk to your doctor before deciding on what not to do.


My family owns a shrimp business and as far as i know it is ok. We have an unusual shrimp farm though it was featured on 20/20.

I have eaten shrimp with both my pregnancies and am pregnant right now and plan on making some tonight. The fact that we only eat our own shrimp though is why.

Shrimp and most shellfish are some of the safest seafood to eat while pregnant as far as mercury levels are concerned. They only contain mere traces and actually offer good omega 3 fatty acids that are essential to a healthy pregnancy. BUT, as some of the other people commented, the preparation of the food is where you shoud be careful. You want to avoid raw and undercooked food of any type and of course you want it to be fresh!

It is safe to eat shrimps while pregnant for as long as you have no known allergies to this food group/classification and provided that shrimps are cooked just right.

Is a fairy shrimp an invertebrate?

Yes they are a member of the crustacean family and have no internal skeleton and as such are invertebrates

What internal temp should shrimp be cooked to?

1 million degrees, no seriously just boil or bbq or grill for a short time

dont forget to take out the poo vein

Is airline babyfood safe for babies to eat?

Presumably it is safe, or else you'd be reading about multi-million dollar lawsuits against the industry.

What airlines offer baby food? My experience has always been that parents have to come prepared with their own food for infants, unless they want to share off their own trays (yuck).

Best bet to make flying easiest on yourself and the passengers around you is to bring formula, drinks/snacks that you know your child will eat. Never assume an airline will have something baby will like - always bring extra food for the baby.

Can you freeze shrimp salad?

Would it be safe, yes. Would you want to eat it after it thawed, no. Lettuce gets very nasty if you freeze and thaw it, and shimp get rubbery if you re-heat them.

Do shrimp live in the sunlight twilight or midnight zone?

Shrimp can live in sunlight or twilight zone depends on species usually 13 to 300 ft deep