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FAO Names
En - Blue shrimp, Fr - Crevette bleue, Sp - Camarón azul.
3Alpha Code: PNS     Taxonomic Code: 2280100110
Scientific Name with Original Description
Penaeus stylirostris  Stimpson, 1874. Ann.Lyc.Nat.Hist., New York. 10:134.
Geographical Distribution

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Eastern Pacific: from Baja California (Mexico) to Peru.
Habitat and Biology
Bottom mud and clay or sandy mud. Marine (adults) and estuarine (juveniles).Depth 0 to 27 m, seldom to 45.
Maximum total length 230 mm; maximum carapace length 59 mm.
Interest to Fisheries
Of major importance on most of the west coast of Mexico, although locally of secondary importance; fished both inshore and offshore.
Sold fresh, cooked, dry and frozen.In Guatemala it is fished for inshore and offshore. In El Salvador. Penaeus stylirostris is the second most important species, it is caught offshore and inshore. In Honduras the inshore fishery is mostly on juveniles of this species and of Penaeus occidentalis. These two species are also the most important in Costa Rica and Panama. Farther south the importance of the present species diminishes, being evidently replaced by P. occidentalis.
Local Names
Mexico : Camarón azul .
El Salvador : Camarón (for all larger shrimps).
Source of Information
FAO CATALOGUE Vol.1 - Shrimps and Prawns of the World. An Annotated Catalogue of Species of Interest to Fisheries.L.B. Holthuis 1980.  FAO Fisheries Synopsis No.125, Volume 1.
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