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Litopenaeus setiferus (white shrimp; northern white shrimp; camarón blanco; camarón blanco norteño; crevette ligubam de nord)

Synonyms: Cancer setiferus; Penaeus setiferus

Wikipedia Abstract

Litopenaeus setiferus (formerly Penaeus setiferus, and known by various common names including white shrimp, gray shrimp, lake shrimp, green shrimp, green-tailed shrimp, blue-tailed shrimp, rainbow shrimp, Daytona shrimp, common shrimp, southern shrimp, and, in Mexico, camaron blanco) is a species of prawn found along the Atlantic coast of North America and in the Gulf of Mexico. It was the subject of the earliest shrimp fishery in the United States.
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Prey / Diet

Fenestraria rhopalophylla (babies toes)[1]
Ruppia cirrhosa (spiral ditchgrass)[1]



Parasitized by 
Prochristianella hispida[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Brevard Zoo


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.
2CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
3Food 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
4Captures and Diet of Three Sharks Species in the Veracruz Reef System, José Otilio Avendaño-Alvarez, Horacio Pérez-España, David Salas-Monreal, Emiliano García-Rodríguez, Open Journal of Marine Science, 2013, 3, 66-73
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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