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Farfantepenaeus aztecus
(northern brown shrimp)

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Farfantepenaeus aztecus (northern brown shrimp)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Farfantepenaeus aztecus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • northern brown shrimp
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Crustacea
  •         Class: Malacostraca
  • Overview

  • Farfantepenaeus aztecus is the most important Farfantepenaeus species off North Carolina and it is of great commercial importance along the north and east coasts of the...

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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Farfantepenaeus aztecus Ives, 1891

Preferred Common Name

  • northern brown shrimp

Other Scientific Names

  • Penaeus (Melicertus) aztecus aztecus Perez-Farfante, 1969
  • Penaeus aztecus Ives, 1891

International Common Names

  • English: brown shrimp; shrimp, brown
  • Spanish: cameron café norteno
  • French: crevette royal grise

Local Common Names

  • Mexico: cameron café; cameron moreno; cameron pardo
  • USA: brownie; golden shrimp; green lake shrimp; red shrimp; red-tail shrimp

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Crustacea
  •                 Class: Malacostraca
  •                     Subclass: Eumalacostraca
  •                         Order: Decapoda
  •                             Suborder: Dendrobranchiata
  •                                 Unknown: Penaeoidea
  •                                     Family: Penaeidae
  •                                         Genus: Farfantepenaeus
  •                                             Species: Farfantepenaeus aztecus

Overview

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Farfantepenaeus aztecus is the most important Farfantepenaeus species off North Carolina and it is of great commercial importance along the north and east coasts of the Gulf of Mexico (FAO, 1980). F. aztecus can be abundant throughout its range and commercial catch rates for this species sometimes surpass those of other penaeids (Smithsonian Marine Station, 2004).