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Knife shrimp

Order Decapoda
Family Solenoceridae

Marine crustacean. Rostrum very high and prominent, arched or straight, extending far beyond the eye, with 10 to 14 teeth on dorsal margin (epigastric tooth and other tooth separated from other rostral teeth by a long interval) and 1 or 2 on ventral; suprahepatic spine also present, but very small; telson armed with a pair of fixed distolateral spines; antennal flagella longer than the body; first pereopods armed with 1 to 3 spines on merus, none on basis. Colour: uniformly red. Maximum total length 175 mm.

FAO code
Haliporoides triarthrus
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
International denominations
Germany Garnele
France Crevette couteau
Portugal Gamba Rosa de Moçambique
United Kingdom Knife shrimp
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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