Pandalus platyceros

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Pandalus platyceros
Spot shrimp (Pandalus platyceros).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Caridea
Family: Pandalidae
Genus: Pandalus
Species: P. platyceros
Binomial name
Pandalus platyceros
Brandt, 1851[1]

Pandalus platyceros, also called California spot prawn or Alaskan prawn, is a shrimp of the genus Pandalus.[1]

Spot shrimp are a large shrimp found in the North Pacific. They range from the waters off Unalaska Island, Alaska, to San Diego. The commercial spot prawn fishery along the British Columbia coast is considered sustainable and provides the largest landed value to the BC shrimp fishery. [2]

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