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Speckled shrimp

Order Decapoda
Family Penaeidae

Marine crustacean consisting of a cephalothorax, abdomen and tail. Rostrum armed with 9 to 12 teeth along entire dorsal margin, straight, reaching as far as, or beyond, tip of antennular peduncle; a small ischial spine on first leg. Colour: body pink, green-greyish or whitish with brown specks; rostral and middorsal abdominal crests brown; antennae red; pereopods and pleopods of same colour as body, sometimes more intensely pink; distalpart of uropods purple-blue, external margin of exopods red. Maximum total length 195 mm.

FAO code
Metapenaeus monoceros
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
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International denominations
Germany Shrimp
China 独角新对虾
France Crevette mouchetée
Italy Gamberone indopacifico
Portugal Camarão
United Kingdom Speckled shrimp
Japan Yoshiebi
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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