How many appendages does a shrimp have?

Specifically, how many appendages does a Spot Shrimp (Prawn) have? A list of appendages and total number of appendages would be FANTASTIC. Any help is appreciated!!

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  • Shrimp have 5 pairs of jointed walking legs on the thorax, and they have 5 pairs of swimming legs (swimmerets) and 3 pairs of maxillae (feeding appendages) on the abdomen. The body, legs, swimmerets, and other appendages are segmented. Shrimp have two pairs of segmented sensory antennae, a tail fan, and compound eyes. 🙂 🙂

  • Shrimp have 5 pairs of legs for a total of 10 legs. There are over 2,000 species of shrimp in the world. They can be up to 9 inches in length. Predators include fish, birds, squid and more.

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