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Pandalus borealis   Krøyer, 1838

northern shrimp
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Pandalidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Demersal; depth range 9 - 1450 m (Ref. 85480), usually 50 - 500 m (Ref. 85480).  Boreal; -2°C - 12°C (Ref. 85480), preferred 4°C (Ref. 107945); 82°N - 45°N, 180°E - 180°E (Ref. 85480)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Circumpolar.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 2 - 2.443 cm Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 16.5 cm TL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Considered as free-living (Ref. 3123) stenohaline species living on soft substrates with high organic content. It is an opportunistic omnivore functioning as a predator and a scavenger (Ref. 85480). Post-larvae mature first as males for 2 years, sex transition begins afterwards. Spawning begins on the third winter, hatching occurs during spring (Ref. 82652).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Post-larvae mature first as males for 2 years, sex transition begins afterwards. Spawning begins on the third winter, hatching occurs during spring (Ref. 82652).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Piepenburg, D., N.V. Chernova, C.F. von Dorrien, J. Gutt, A.V. Neyelov, E. Rachor, L. Saldanha and M.K. Schmid. 1996. (Ref. 2952)

Short description Morphology

Commonly known as the "pink" shrimp, it is slender and has a smooth body surface. The shell is somewhat thin, making it more difficult to transport in good condition than the other species. Moreover, although a deep red when alive, it becornes pink after boiling, a quality which also detracts from the commercial value of the unshelled product. The rostrum is about one and three fourths times as long as the carapace, slightly arched above the eyes, terminal half slightly ascending, armed with 12 to 16 teeth above (including 3 or 4 on the carapace), 6 to g teeth below, tip bifid. The anterior dorsal spine is situated at least as far forward as the distal third of the rostrum.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Internet sources

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): -0.9 - 5.6, mean 1.9 (based on 2142 cells; Ref. 115970).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high