Whiteleg shrimp

Order: 
Decapoda
Family: 
Penaeidae

Marine crustacean consisting of a cephalothorax, abdomen and tail. Moderately long rostrum, with 7 to 10 teeth on the dorsal side and 2 to 4 teeth on the ventral side. Pale, translucent greenish color. For transparency highlights an orange stain on the carapace, corresponding to the gastric area. Up to 23 cm in length.

International Designations

Germany: 
Geisselgarnele
France: 
Crevette pattes blanches
Italy: 
Gamberone centramericano
Portugal: 
Camarão pata branca
UK: 
Whiteleg shrimp
China: 
南美白对虾
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
FAO code: 
PNV
Scientific name: 
Penaeus vannamei
Type: 
Crustacean
Fishing areas: 
Area 2: America, North - Inland waters
Area 3: America, South - Inland waters
Area 4: Asia - Inland waters
Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
3888831,93
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC