Fish Species

Dublin Bay Prawn

Dublin Bay Prawn - Description

The Dublin Bay Prawn is known by a variety of other names such as Norway lobster, Dublin Bay prawn, Langoustine and Scampi. It is a commercially important crustacean and considered a delicacy in most European countries.

It is a nocturnal animal and hides in burrows on the sea floor during the day, coming out to eat and breed.

Popular Name: Dublin Bay Prawn
Species: Nephrops norvegicus

Profile of the Dublin Bay Prawn

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Dublin Bay Prawn species.

  • Size: Up to 20cm 

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.0 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Crustaceans and Worms

  • Temperament: Territorial and Predatory

  • Habitat: Bottom Dwellers at depths of up to 800m

  • Range: North Eastern Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, Mediterranean Sea

Scientific Classification of the Dublin Bay Prawn

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Nephrops norvegicus

  • Popular Name: Dublin Bay Prawn - Norway Lobster - Dublin Bay prawn -Langoustine - Scampi

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum:  Arthropoda

  • Class: Malacostraca

  • Order: Decapoda

  • Family: Nephropidae

Crustaceans Index

Facts about Fish Species - Dublin Bay Prawn

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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