Species catalogue

Scampi

Order Decapoda
Family Nephropidae

Marine decapod crustacean. Relatively elongated and narrow body and abdomen. Eyes with black cornea, very swollen, with a stout appearance. Special pinkish color. First pair of legs highly developed, provided with rows of spines and finished in a long pincer. Orange color, with red spots on the carpus and on the fingers of the pincers. Up to 25 cm in length.

Characteristics
FAO code
NEP
Specie
Nephrops norvegicus
Type
Crustaceans
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Tiefseehummer
France Langoustine
Italy Scampo
Portugal Lagostim
United Kingdom Scampi
Japan Akazaebi
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
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