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Litopenaeus vannamei   (Boone, 1931)

whiteleg shrimp

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Litopenaeus vannamei   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Penaeidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 23.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8)

Environment

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 72 m (Ref. 8)

Climate / Range

Subtropical; 35°N - 20°S (Ref. 356)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Pacific Ocean: from Mexico to southern Peru.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Dominant shrimp culture species in the world (Ref. 78744). Occurs at depths from 0 to 72 m in bottom mud marine (adults) and estuarine (juveniles) environment. Subtropical to tropical climates (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: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (13 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high