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Farfantepenaeus subtilis   (Pérez Farfante, 1967)

southern 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 : 15.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 20.5 cm TL (female)

Environment
Benthic; brackish; depth range 1 - 190 m (Ref. 8)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 23°N - 24°S, 86°W - 34°W

Distribution
Western Atlantic: from the Antilles and Honduras to Brazil.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum carapace length: 3.6 cm (male); 5.5 cm (female). Inhabits bottom mud and mud with sand or shells. Adults live in marine environments. Juveniles usually estuarine and marine, sometimes hypersaline (Ref. 8). Adults also found in an estuary (Ref. 67428). Burrows. Exhibits diurnal activity (Ref. 105090). In general, the majority of penaeids are omnivorous or detritus feeders (Ref. 105082), although this species shows preference for animal protein (Ref. 106970). 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
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References
Mass conversion

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 | PubMed | Scirus | 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