Rainbow shrimp

Order: 
Decapoda
Family: 
Penaeidae

Marine crustacean consisting of a cephalothorax, abdomen and tail. Rostrum armed with 7 to 9 dorsal teeth; no teeth ventrally. Colour: body pale with wide, dark brown - almost black - transverse bands; carapace dark brown dorsally, except for a white band about its middle, laterally much paler, yellow or orangish; bands on abdomen reaching ventrolateral margin; pereopods yellowish to pink; pleopods pink to dark red; uropods yellow to pink, with a very wide, dark brown middle transverse band. Maximum total length 170 mm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Shrimp
France: 
Crevette arc-en-ciel
Italy: 
Gambero arcobaleno indopacifico
Portugal: 
Camarão
UK: 
Rainbow shrimp
China: 
弯角仿对虾
Japan: 
Chikugo-ebi
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
NAP
Scientific name: 
Parapenaeopsis sculptilis
Type: 
Crustacean
Fishing areas: 
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
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC