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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.

FAO code
Aristeus alcocki
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
International denominations
China 阿拉伯须虾
France Crevette rouge d’Arabie
Portugal Camarão
United Kingdom Arabian red shrimp
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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