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Farfantepenaeus duorarum
(northern pink shrimp)

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Farfantepenaeus duorarum (northern pink shrimp)

Summary

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

  • Farfantepenaeus duorarum is of great commercial value in the fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico. It is most intensively fished in the Tortugas area and in the Gulf of Campeche, and also off northwest Florida...

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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Farfantepenaeus duorarum

Preferred Common Name

  • northern pink shrimp

Other Scientific Names

  • Penaeus duorarum Burkenroad, 1939

International Common Names

  • English: pink shrimp; shrimp, pink
  • Spanish: camaron rosado norteno
  • French: crevette rodche du nord

Local Common Names

  • Mexico: cameron rosado
  • USA: bait shrimp; brown-spotted shrimp; green shrimp; grooved shrimp; hopper; pink night shrimp; pink-spotted shrimp; pushed shrimp; red shrimp; skippr; spotted 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 duorarum

Overview

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Farfantepenaeus duorarum is of great commercial value in the fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico. It is most intensively fished in the Tortugas area and in the Gulf of Campeche, and also off northwest Florida and west Texas (FAO, 1980). It is also used as bait.

Until 1939, this species was not distinguished from Penaeus brasiliensis and the latter name was then used to indicate all western Atlantic species of the subgenus Farfantepenaeus. In 1967, Perez-Farfante recognized two subspecies of Penaeus duorarum and Penaeus duorarum notialis (FAO, 1980). The latter is now treated as a distinct species.