Specimen Information

Litopenaeus vannamei
Litopenaeus vannamei
(Pacific white shrimp)
Crustaceans-Shrimp
Exotic

Specimen ID237346
GroupCrustaceans-Shrimp
GenusLitopenaeus
Speciesvannamei
Common NamePacific white shrimp
StatePR
CountyDorado
LocalityCanal connecting commercial aquaculture operations to the La Plata River mouth
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameEastern Puerto Rico
HUC8 Number21010005
HUC10 Number2101000507
Map
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Collection Month5
Collection Year2006
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statuscollected
CommentsNo confirmation of local reproduction. Individuals are subjected to heavy predation by tarpon and egrets.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineBrackish


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/29/2021].

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