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Indian white shrimp

Order Decapoda
Family Penaeidae

Marine crustacean consisting of a cephalothorax, abdomen and tail. Carapace rather smooth, lacking gastrofrontal and hepatic crests; adrostral crest extending as far as or just before epigastric tooth; rostrum slightly curved at tip and sigmoidal-shaped, usually bearing 7 to 9 upper teeth (including those on carapace) and 3 to 6 lower teeth. Colour: body semi-translucent, somewhat yellowish white (small specimens) or greyish green and covered with numerous minute dark brown dots; eyes light brown and covered with some dark brown mesh-like stripes; rostral and abdominal dorsal crests reddish brown to dark brown; antennal flagella yellowish; antennular flagella of same colour as body and covered with many dark spots; legs translucent and somewhat whitish. Maximum total length 228 mm; maximum carapace length 56 mm.

FAO code
Penaeus indicus
FAO Fishing Areas
  • 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
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Hauptmannsgarnele
France Crevette royale blanche
Italy Mazzancolla bianca indopacifica
Portugal Camarão
United Kingdom Indian white shrimp
Japan Indoebi
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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