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River Shrimp - Camarón de Río

Macrobrachium americanum

Description:

Like the majority of the shrimps, is very active at night. Its feeding is very varied, from vegetables to small animals. Its maximum length surpasses the 200 millimeters, reason why it is considered it of food. The period of reproduction goes of July to September.----------------------------------Al igual que la mayoría de los camarones, es muy activo de noche. Su alimentación es muy variada, desde vegetales hasta animales pequeños. Su longitud máxima supera los 200 milímetros, por lo que se le considera de gran importancia como alimento. El período de reproducción va de julio a septiembre.

Habitat:

One is in all the slope of the Pacific in Panama. It lives in hollows underneath stones, between submerged roots and near the currents.-----------------------Se encuentra en toda la vertiente del Pacífico en Panamá. Vive en huecos debajo de piedras, entre raíces sumergidas y cerca de las corrientes.

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Alexander M. Kim
Alexander M. Kim 9 years ago

Macrobrachium americanum (found from Baja California to the Galapagos to northern Peru), the sister species of M. carcinus in eastern drainages of the Americas (from Florida to the Antilles to southeastern Brazil).

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Spotted on Nov 3, 2011
Submitted on Nov 3, 2011

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