About Gulf Shrimp Edit
Gulf shrimp occur along the Western Atlantic coast and in México gulf. They are habitually found in the Gulf of Mexico over calcareous mud and sands of over mixtures of shell and sand. Large specimens of gulf shrimp males attain an adult size of approximately 195 mm in length, while large female specimens may reach 236 mm in length. Growth slows obviously when gulf shrimp reach approximately 100 mm, beyond this size division, shrimp male growth slows in comparison to female growth. Like other penaeids, gulf shrimp is an opportunistic omnivore that devours some algal species, like filamentous green algae, benthic diatoms, plant detritus, as well as small invertebrates such as copepods, mollusks, and annelids. Larger shrimp, from 65 to 100 mm in length became predatory, feeding on annelid worms, amphipods, zooplankton larvae, and nematodes. The integument is thin and translucent in appearance. Chromatophores give the animal a light to red-green frontage. Its carapace has a medial carina on the anterior surface that is bordered on either side by a broad, to some extent rounded groove.