Shrimp 
Definition(s):
A decapod crustacean of the suborder Natantia, commonly called penaeid. Traditionally, the terms for "shrimp" and "prawn" are interchangeably used of different species in different parts of the world. The FAO convention is to call marine and brackishwater forms "shrimps" and freshwater forms "prawns".
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Subject area(s): Aquatic organisms, general
Synonym(s): Prawn
Related term(s): Penaeid
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  Internal and external anatomy of a penaeid shrimp.   Schematic diagram of prawn production from hatchery to grow-out ponds.   The Indian shrimp or white shrimp, <i>Penaeus indicus</i>.   Kuruma shrimp, <i>Penaeus japonicus</i>.

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