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Jinga shrimp

Order Decapoda
Family Penaeidae

Marine crustacean consisting of a cephalothorax, abdomen and tail. Rostrum armed with 8 to 11 teeth along entire dorsal margin, slightly sinuous. Colour: body pale greenish to pale pinkish, sometimes green-bluish or pink-brownish, with green or red-brown specks; middorsal abdominal crest brown or brownish-red; antennae red; pereopods white or of same colour as body; pleopods reddish to whitish; distal half of uropods translucent green or rust coloured, tips usually whitish to yellowish. Maximum total length 222 mm.

FAO code
Metapenaeus affinis
FAO Fishing Areas
  • 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
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Shrimp
China 近缘新对虾
France Crevette jinga
Italy Gamberone indopacifico
Portugal Camarão
United Kingdom Jinga shrimp
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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