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Farfantepenaeus aztecus (brown shrimp; northern brown shrimp; red shrimp; golden shrimp; redtail shrimp; camarón café; camarón café norteño; camarón moreno; camarón pardo; crevette royale grise)

Synonyms: Penaeus aztecus; Penaeus aztecus aztecus; Penaeus brasiliensis aztecus

Wikipedia Abstract

Farfantepenaeus aztecus is a species of marine penaeid shrimps found around the east coast of the USA and Mexico. They are an important commercial species in the USA. The FAO refers to them as the northern brown shrimp; other common names, used in the USA, are brown shrimp, golden shrimp, red shrimp or redtail shrimp.
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Prey / Diet

Boiga dendrophila (Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Mangrove Snake)[1]
Fenestraria rhopalophylla (babies toes)[1]
Palaemonetes pugio (daggerblade grass shrimp)[1]
Ruppia cirrhosa (spiral ditchgrass)[1]



Parasitized by 
Parachristianella dimegacantha[5]
Parachristianella monomegacantha[5]
Prochristianella hispida[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar


Western Atlantic Ocean;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
3Food of Northwest Atlantic Fishes and Two Common Species of Squid, Ray E. Bowman, Charles E. Stillwell, William L. Michaels, and Marvin D. Grosslein, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-155 (2000)
4Food of the Red Drum, Sciaenops ocellata, from Mississippi Sound, Robin M. Overstreet, Richard W. Heard, Gulf Research Reports, Vol. 6, No. 2, 131-135, 1978
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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