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Blue and red shrimp

Order Decapoda
Family Aristeidae

Marine crustacean. Rostrum with 3 dorsal teeth, short in males, but long, curved upward and pointed in females. Carapace smooth, with antennal and branchiostegal spines but without hepatic spine. Merus of first and second leg with distal movable spine. Carpus of fifth legs clearly longer than merus. Colour: nacreous pink profusely interspersed with violet on dorsal regions of carapace and around joints of abdominal segments. Maximum total length 220 mm.

FAO code
Aristeus antennatus
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern 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 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Fishing seasons
may jun jul aug sep
International denominations
Germany Afrikanische Tiefseegarnele
France Crevette rouge
Italy Gambero rosso mediterraneo
Portugal Camarão vermelho
United Kingdom Blue and red shrimp
Japan Hikarichihiroebi-zoku
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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