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Pink Shrimp Penaeus duorarum


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Pink Shrimp
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Description Pandalus borealis is a species of shrimp found in cold parts of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Many different common names are used, including pink shrimp, deepwater prawn, deep-sea prawn, great northern prawn, crevette nordique and northern shrimp.

P. borealis lives at depths of 20-1,330 m (64-360 ft), usually on soft muddy bottoms, in waters with a temperature of 2-14° C (36-57° F). The distribution of the nominate subspecies P. b. borealis in the Atlantic ranges from New England, Canada's eastern seaboard (off Newfoundland and Labrador and eastern Baffin Island in Nunavut), southern and eastern Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard, Norway and the North Sea as far south as the English Channel. In the Pacific, P. b. eous is found from Japan, through the Sea of Okhotsk, across the Bering Strait, and as far south in North America as Washington state.

Habitat Ocean or bay shallows, Coral reefs.

Range Florida, Mid-Atlantic, Texas.