How many legs does a shrimp have?

5 Answers

  • Shrimp are classified as Decapoda.

    The limbs usually start with a pair of developed arms with claws. Behind these are 4 pairs of walking legs, and as the claws are classed as legs they total 10. Some shrimps use the legs under the abdomen for swimming. However the true ‘long tailed decapods’ can only swim backwards using the tail

  • Shrimp have 5 pairs of jointed walking legs on the thorax, and they have 5 pairs of swimming legs (swimmerets)

  • Depends on the shrimp…but the basic kinds have 6

  • are they called legs, I think like 6 or 8

  • I think six.

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