Arabian red shrimp

Order: 
Decapoda
Family: 
Aristeidae

Marine decapod crustacean that has a glabrous integument (hairless cover) and polished body. The eyes are big. Rostrum is long and thin with 3 strong teeth on the dorsal side. The antennal flagellum is very long. The first 3 pairs of thoracic legs (pereopods) end in pincers with long, slender fingers. The last two pairs of legs (fourth and fifth pereopods) are slender and monodactyls. Telson with 4 pairs of moving spines and shorter than the inner uropods. Uropods have the thick end. Color: red. Maximum total length 150 mm.

International Designations

France: 
Crevette rouge d’Arabie
Portugal: 
Camarão
UK: 
Arabian red shrimp
China: 
阿拉伯须虾
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
AJA
Scientific name: 
Aristeus alcocki
Type: 
Crustacean
Fishing areas: 
Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean