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Spot Shrimp

Information & Facts

Spot shrimpSpecies Name
Spot Shrimp
(Pandalus platyceros)

Size Range
Can reach a length of more than nine inches (23 cm), excluding the antennae

Description
Spot shrimp have a deep pink/red or pink/orange body with white lines on the head and two pairs of white spots on the tail end.

Where to fish for Spot Shrimp
Spot shrimp are most common in Hood Canal, the San Juan Islands, and northern and central Puget Sound. This is one of the most important shrimp species for both sport and commercial harvesters.

Shrimp are found primarily on or near the bottom, but make daily migrations through the water column in search of food. They have been found at depths greater than 1,000 feet, but are most frequently captured at depths of 30 to 300 feet.

For more information on Spot shrimp see: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/shrimp/identification.html