Farfantepenaeus californiensis

Overview

Common NameBrown Shrimp
Number of Contigs0
Number of ESTs0
Background:
Penaeus (Farfantepenaeus) californiensis (Holmes, 1900) is an oceanic species distributed in the eastern Pacific, San Francisco Bay, U.S.A., to Sachura Bay, Peru and Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Adults are found up to 220 m deep, although the peak of abundance occurs at 55 m on silt-clay or sand-silt bottoms. Penaeus (Litopenaeus) stylirostris Stimpson is a more coastal species distributed from the upper Gulf of California, Mexico, to Tumbes, Peru. Adults are found in shallow waters around the mouth of coastal lagoons, up to 40 m deep, where they are more abundant.