The Yamato shrimp is also known as Amano shrimp. It has its main distribution area in southern Japan and Taiwan. It is very popular among aquarists as an algae eater.
The habitat of the adult animals are rivers. However, their larvae are washed into the sea after hatching. From here they migrate back to the rivers.
|Closest relatives||Crustacea, Decapoda, True shrimps|
|Habitat||Rivers; as larvae in the sea|
|Body length||5 cm|
|Preproduction||Males show a very active mating swim|
|Life expectancy||8 years|
|At Zurich Zoo since||2016|