- The Mudprawn habitat – or burrows – are shaped in a U and the prawns need the correct mud consistency to build them i.e. a good ratio of mud and sand to avoid the collapse of the burrow.
- Their complex breeding habits require access to the open sea which is the case for our estuary. This is because, during their breeding period (between July & October and between December & March), the female hatch the eggs and the larvae migrate out to sea to undergo three development stages before returning back to the estuary.
Mudprawns are benthic organisms (meaning living at the lowest level of a body of water), they decompose dead organic matter and release good nutrients which in turn feed other plants. By filtering the sea water on the lagoon floor, removing sediments and organic matter they also act as a water cleaning agent.