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Northern pink shrimp

Order Decapoda
Family Penaeidae

Marine crustacean consisting of a cephalothorax, abdomen and tail. Carapace smooth. Rostrum armed with usually 8 or 9 teeth on dorsal margin, and 2 teeth on ventral, its tip rather short (1/4 or less the length of rostrum); adrostral sulcus and carina long, extending almost to hind margin of carapace; postrostral carina well developed as far back as adrostral sulcus, with a deep median sulcus throughout its length. Dorsolateral carina on last abdominal segment well defined and narrow, ratio of height of dorsal keel to width of sulcus usually 4.5 or more, and with sharp lips sometimes nearly closed. Colour: often pale to dark pink, or reddish, but sometimes lemon yellow or light grey. Usually with a dark (purple, brown, greyish red, or blue) lateral spot at junction of third and fourth abdominal segments. Maximum total length 280 mm.

FAO code
Penaeus duorarum
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Nördliche rosa Geisselgarnele
France Crevette rose du Nord
Italy Mazzancolla
Portugal Camarão rosado do norte
United Kingdom Northern pink shrimp
Japan Kurumaebi-zoku
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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