Prawn feed on different materials including small shellfish and worms, micro-organisms, plant material, and decaying organic matter. Some species are sensitive to light and they feed at night while others are not and they feed both at night and during the day.
Prawn is a common delicacy around the world like similar shellfish, such as shrimps, crabs, and lobsters. They are a common dish in many coastal and high-end restaurants. Consumption of the delicacy is recommended as a result of the numerous nutritional benefits. Prawn are known for their high protein, vitamin, and mineral content. Most of the prawns are sourced from the sea. However, some individuals have established prawn farms to meet the high demand. The commercialized species are few compared with the existing number. Also, fishing of prawns is regulated by the respective governments.