Pandalus platyceros

Alternate names: spot prawn, spot shrimp

Author: Brandt, 1851


Size: to 30 cm

Reproduction: Off the coast of central California, the majority of gravid females are found September through March.

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 4 - 487 m

Ocean range (global): Unalaska, Alaska to San Diego, California

Habitat description: Benthic.

Additional Information


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National Center for Biotechnology Information

Butler, T.H. (1970). Synopsis of biological data on the prawn Pandalus platyceros Brandt, 1851. FAO Fisheries Report, 95: 1289–1315.

Butler, T.H. (1964). Growth, reproduction and distribution of Pandalid shrimp in British Columbia. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada, 21: 1403-1452.

Schlining, K.L. (1999). The spot prawn (Pandalus platyceros Brandt 1851) resource in Carmel Submarine Canyon, California: Aspects of fisheries and habitat associations. California State University, Stanislaus. Masters.

Citation: Pandalus platyceros (Brandt, 1851) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-08-18.
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