Processa canaliculatais commonly referred to as Processa shrimp. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Processa canaliculata is a unisex shrimp that lives in European waters of the East Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
The shrimp is mainly found solitary, preferring soft soils of fine to medium-grained sand, but can be found on over coarse, clean sand, gravelly sand and muddy soils.
Processa canaliculata also occurs in areas influenced by estuary runoff.
On the menu of the shrimp are small polychaetes and sipunculids.
Aquaristic keeping experiences of the species are missing so far.
We thank Anne Frijsinger & Mat Vestjens for the photo of the shrimp taken in the Adriatic in 2006.
Nika cannelata Griffith & Pidgeon, 1833
Nika couchii Bell, 1847 [in Bell, 1844-1853]
Nika edulis var. britannica Czerniavsky, 1884
Nika edulis var. mediterranea (Parisi, 1915)
Nika mediterranea Parisi, 1915
Processa mediterranea (Parisi, 1915)
Processa prostatica Zariquiey Cenarro, 1941