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Spanish red shrimp

Order Decapoda
Family Penaeidae

Marine decapod crustacean. Compressed body and tail. It has 2 characteristic prickles located behind each eye, and a stinger located in the basal ring of the 2nd antenna. It is similar to shrimp, but smaller in size. Color pale pink to ivory, sometimes with green bands. It can measure up to 16 cm.

FAO code
Parapenaeus longirostris
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
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International denominations
Germany Rosa Geisselgarnele
China 长额拟对虾
France Crevette tropicale profonde
Italy Gambero rosa
Portugal Camarão da costa
United Kingdom Spanish red shrimp
Japan Tsunonagasake-ebi
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