BIOTIC Species Information for Crangon crangon
Researched byKen Neal Data supplied byMarLIN
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Scientific nameCrangon crangon Common nameBrown shrimp
MCS CodeS1385 Recent SynonymsCrangon vulgaris

PhylumCrustacea Subphylum
Superclass ClassEumalacostraca
SubclassEucarida OrderDecapoda
SuborderPleocyemata FamilyCrangonidae
GenusCrangon Speciescrangon

Additional InformationCrangon crangon can be confused with Crangon allmani, but Crangon allmani has a longitudinal ridge on the sixth abdominal segment. Crangon crangon has very high productivity and is an important food source for many birds, fish and crustaceans. It is commercially exploited for human consumption in northern Europe.
Taxonomy References Hayward & Ryland, 1990, Naylor, 2000, Howson & Picton, 1997,
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