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Litopenaeus occidentalis   (Streets, 1871)

western white shrimp
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Penaeidae
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Main reference
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 22.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 356)

Environment
Demersal; brackish; depth range 2 - 160 m (Ref. 83922)

Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred 26°C (Ref. 107945); 16°N - 7°S, 95°W - 77°W (Ref. 103272)

Distribution
Eastern Pacific Ocean: from Mexico in the Gulf of Tehuantepec to Lobos de Tierra Island, Peru and Galapagos.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs at depths from 2 to 20 m in bottom soft mud. Adults are found in marine environment. Juveniles are found in estuarine environment. Live in tropical climate (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
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (12 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high