The pink shrimp also goes by the name speckled shrimp and brown shrimp. This shrimp is native to Indo west Pacific region from Durban to Red sea and even areas around India. Nowadays you can even find it in the Mediterranean region and the Suez Canal. In fact by doing that it has unknowingly reduced the population of the native species of shrimp of this area.
You can find the pink shrimp normally till depths of 10 meter to 30 meters. You would find them in sandy or brackish waters. The adult pink shrimp is pale grey in colour and has brown spots on its surface. They can maximum grow up to a size of 15 cm for males and 20 cm in the females. For the males, there is also the presence of a prominent curved spine.
Though the maximum weight recorded for the prawns is 170 grams the average weight that they can boast of lies in the range if 30 grams. The pink shrimp breeds continuously and its spawning season vary according to multiple factors. In India, their spawning seasons range from December to April and August to September. The pink shrimp is considered very important in coastal areas of Africa and countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Turkey, Israel and Egypt.
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