Indian white shrimp

Order: 
Decapoda
Family: 
Penaeidae

Marine crustacean consisting of a cephalothorax, abdomen and tail. Carapace rather smooth, lacking gastrofrontal and hepatic crests; adrostral crest extending as far as or just before epigastric tooth; rostrum slightly curved at tip and sigmoidal-shaped, usually bearing 7 to 9 upper teeth (including those on carapace) and 3 to 6 lower teeth. Colour: body semi-translucent, somewhat yellowish white (small specimens) or greyish green and covered with numerous minute dark brown dots; eyes light brown and covered with some dark brown mesh-like stripes; rostral and abdominal dorsal crests reddish brown to dark brown; antennal flagella yellowish; antennular flagella of same colour as body and covered with many dark spots; legs translucent and somewhat whitish. Maximum total length 228 mm; maximum carapace length 56 mm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Hauptmannsgarnele
France: 
Crevette royale blanche
Italy: 
Mazzancolla bianca indopacifica
Portugal: 
Camarão
UK: 
Indian white shrimp
Japan: 
Indoebi
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
FAO code: 
PNI
Scientific name: 
Penaeus indicus
Type: 
Crustacean
Fishing areas: 
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
4218,86
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC