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Farfantepenaeus aztecus   (Ives, 1891)

northern brown shrimp
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Penaeidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 19.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 23.6 cm TL (female)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 356), usually 27 - 54 m (Ref. 8)

Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred 19°C (Ref. 107945); 42°N - 36°S, 98°W - 34°W

Distribution
Western Atlantic. Introduced to French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and the Mediterranean Sea.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum standard length: 22 cm (Ref. 356). Inhabits bottom mud or peat, often with sand, clay or broken shells. Adults in marine environment. Juveniles in estuarine and marine environment (Ref. 8). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: experimental
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us |

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Internet sources
BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | National databases | PubMed | Scirus | Sea Around Us | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high