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Argentine stiletto shrimp

Order Decapoda
Family Penaeidae

Marine crustacean with dorsally smooth shell. Horizontal face that is half the length of the animal, measured from the orbit to the posterior extremity of the telson. Rostrum with crest on the base and armed with nine or ten teeth. The pleon is smooth to the fourth segment which is dorsally angled. The ocular area is oval and reaches approximately to the end of the sawed crest. The first antennas carry a prosthesis that does not reach the end of the ocular area and a little style that is short. The peduncle reaches about half the length of the antennae, supporting two flagella that are twice as long as the face. Length: 70 mm males and 76 mm females.

FAO code
Artemesia longinaris
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Argentinische Stilett-Garnele
France Crevette stylet d’Argentine
Italy Gambero-estilete argentino
Portugal Camarão-estilete argentino
United Kingdom Argentine stiletto shrimp
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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