|Kingdom Animale | Phylum Arthropoda | Subphylum Crustacea | Class Malacostraca|
These small, almost transparent shrimps swarm in enormous numbers along the shore, feeding on algae and phytoplankton. They are important commercially, being collected as food, or used for shrimp paste (belachan) or sauce (cinchaluk). (Length 0.8-2cm).
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP
@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre