Presence of giant tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798) in eastern Peninsula of Yucatan coast, Mexico

Armando T. Wakida-Kusunoki, David De Anda-Fuentes, Norma A. López-Téllez


DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol44-issue1-fulltext-16

Abstract


Giant tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon has been declared as an invader in the western coast of Atlantic Ocean. We report the first records of P. monodon in the eastern Peninsula of Yucatan, Mexico. On 14 October and 25 November 2014, three giant tiger shrimps were caught in Río Lagartos Lagoon. The total lengths of the shrimp were between 210 and 290 mm and weighed between 111.6 and 200 g. Further sampling and monitoring are required in other coastal lagoons in Yucatan State to assess the invasion area and the origin as well as the probable invasion route of this species. 


Wakida-Kusunoki A, De Anda-Fuentes D, López-Téllez N. Presence of giant tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798) in eastern Peninsula of Yucatan coast, Mexico. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2017;44(1): 155-158. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol44-issue1-fulltext-16 [Accessed 24 Jun. 2019].
Wakida-Kusunoki, A., De Anda-Fuentes, D., & López-Téllez, N. (2017). Presence of giant tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798) in eastern Peninsula of Yucatan coast, Mexico. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 44(1), 155-158. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol44-issue1-fulltext-16