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Litopenaeus schmitti   (Burkenroad, 1936)

southern white 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 : 17.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 23.5 cm TL (female)

Environment
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 97531), usually 15 - 30 m (Ref. 8)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 27°N - 34°S, 34°W - 88°W

Distribution
Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico and Greater Antilles, from Cuba to Virgin Islands, and from British Honduras to southern Brazil.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 83921. Found in shallow depths (Ref. 106897). Inhabits bottom soft mud or silt and sometimes with sand (Ref. 8). Juveniles are found in estuarine environment (Ref. 8), in bays and estuaries (Ref. 106897). Adults are found in 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
FAO(Aquaculture: production; fisheries: | FIRMS (Stock assessments) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us |

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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