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Rainbow shrimp

Order Decapoda
Family Penaeidae

Marine crustacean consisting of a cephalothorax, abdomen and tail. Rostrum armed with 7 to 9 dorsal teeth; no teeth ventrally. Colour: body pale with wide, dark brown - almost black - transverse bands; carapace dark brown dorsally, except for a white band about its middle, laterally much paler, yellow or orangish; bands on abdomen reaching ventrolateral margin; pereopods yellowish to pink; pleopods pink to dark red; uropods yellow to pink, with a very wide, dark brown middle transverse band. Maximum total length 170 mm.

FAO code
Parapenaeopsis sculptilis
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
Fishing seasons
feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Shrimp
China 弯角仿对虾
France Crevette arc-en-ciel
Italy Gambero arcobaleno indopacifico
Portugal Camarão
United Kingdom Rainbow shrimp
Japan Chikugo-ebi
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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