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Shrimp are decapod crustaceans with elongated bodies and a primarily swimming mode of locomotion – most commonly Cardiae and Dendrobranchiata.

Role of shrimp in the ecosystems

Macroinvertebrates are a part of virtually every freshwater ecosystem in the world, even those that are seemingly inhospitable to life.

There they form the base of the aquatic food chain, serving as a significant source of food for other animals, including amphibiansbirdsreptiles, and fish.

Environmental bio monitoring

Because macro invertebrates are no migratory, spending their entire lives in a small area, they often show the effects of habitat alteration.

As a result, they are good indicators of environmental health, particularly that of streams and other waterways.

Macro invertebrates and humans

Macro invertebrates have unique and varied relationships with humans. Some species, such as crayfish and river shrimp, are important food sources for humans.

In freshwater environments, macro invertebrates are a primary part of the diet of fishes, and hence they are widely used as bait for recreational angling and fly-fishing.

Scampi are tiny, lobster-like crustaceans with pale pink shells (also called langoustines). Italian cooks in the United States swapped shrimp for scampi, but kept both names. Thus the dish was born, along with inevitable variations.

This classic recipe makes a simple garlic, white wine and butter sauce that goes well with a pile of pasta or with a hunk of crusty bread.