|En - Chilean nylon shrimp, Fr - Crevette nylon chilienne, Sp - Camarón nailon.|
3Alpha Code: CHS Taxonomic Code: 2280400501|
|Scientific Name with Original Description|
|Heterocarpus reedi Bahamonde, 1955, Invest.Zool.Chil., 2:105.|
|Eastern Pacific: off Chile between 25°S and 39°S.|
|Habitat and Biology|
|Depth 155 to 424 m.Bottom clay, mud or sandy mud. Marine.|
|Maximum carapace length (without rostrum) 34-39 mm.|
|Interest to Fisheries|
|Considerable. This species is trawled, it formed 95% of the total shrimp catch of Chile (Hancock & Henriquez, 1968).|
The species is used fresh, dried, boiled and peeled. It is exported also.According to Longhurst (1970:303) it also is fished in Peru. The catch taken annually in Chile amounted to 8 300 t (in 1973), 7 550 t (in 1974), 7 935 t (in 1975), and 6 197 t (in 1976). The total catch reported for this species to FAO for 1999 was 7 951 t. The countries with the largest catches were Chile (7 951 t).
Camarón nailon ,
Camarón de profundidad ,
Bahamonde & Henriquez, 1970:1607-1627 Figs. 1-7.