is a semi-transparent, pink colour shrimp. Generally 40-50 mm in length although may be much longer. Rostrum long, curves markedly upwards, tip divided in two.Individuals mature and breed in the first year of life. In the North Sea eggs are laid from November to February and hatch in April/May. Pandalus montagui
feeds mainly on hydroids, small crustaceans and polychaetes.