Animal Species:Freshwater Shrimp
Paratya australiensis is the most widespread freshwater shrimp in eastern Australia.
Freshwater Shrimp swimming in creek
Photographer: Jiri Lochman/Lochman Transparencies © Jiri Lochman/Lochman Transparencies
Standard Common Name
This small, translucent species is often mistaken as the young of a yabbie.
The Freshwater Shrimp is found in Central Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.
The Freshwater Shrimp lives in freshwater creeks and streams.
Other behaviours and adaptations
The Freshwater Shrimp is common in Sydney's freshwater creeks and streams, and is an important food source for many fishes and the Platypus.