Giant red shrimp

Order: 
Decapoda
Family: 
Aristeidae

Marine crustacean consisting of a cephalothorax, abdomen and tail. Rostrum elongate in females and juvenile males; short in adult males, bearing 3 to 7 dorsal teeth along its entire length, followed by 2 postrostral teeth. Telson bearing 4 pairs of movable lateral spines in posterior half. Colour: dark red. Maximum total length 225 mm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Rote Garnele
France: 
Crevette rouge
Italy: 
Gambero rosso
Portugal: 
Camarão-púrpura
UK: 
Giant red shrimp
Japan: 
Tsunonagachihiroebi
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
ARS
Scientific name: 
Aristaeomorpha foliacea
Type: 
Crustacean
Fishing areas: 
Area 18: the Arctic Ocean
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
2496