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Why is shrimp called cockroach of the sea?

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It is because other feeding habits. They are voracious little creatures scouring the sediment or sand for anything to ingest. As Yong correctly said, they are “detritivores”. Earl in my career had the job of dissecting out stomachs of shrimp (thousands!) an examining/ cataloging the contents. Shrimp eat a variety of things. read more

Shrimp is definitely the cockroach of the sea and I dont have to be an scientist for that. Just compare a shrimp and a cockroach and you will see. Both have an exoskeleton and are soft in the inside. Both the shrimp and the roach serve as sort of a trash collection service in life because they both feed on waste, and leftovers. read more

"Cockroaches of the sea" is an expression of unknown origin that traditionally refers to lobsters. The bottom-feeding crustaceans, generally the blue American lobsters, have long been a staple in the North American diet, possessing a nutritious and rich flavor without the extra calories. read more