Deep-water rose shrimp

Parapenaeus longirostris

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Mediterranean

HOW TO MEASURE?

Caparace length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

Yes

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Distributed in the North-east Atlantic from Western Iberian Peninsula southwards to West Africa and throughout the Mediterranean Sea.

ECOLOGY

Present in depths of 20-700 m, but usually between 150 and 400 m. It inhabits muddy and sandy bottoms. Its diet consists of polychaetes, crustaceans and molluscs.

FISHERIES

Landings mainly originate from fisheries using bottom trawlers.

DID YOU KNOW

This species exhibits a size-related bathymetric distribution. Juveniles occur in shallow depths with larger specimens in deeper waters.