Life History Studies of the Important Commercial Bait and Food Shrimp of the Lower Laguna Madre - Biological Survey of the Waters of the Laguna Madre of Cameron, Willacy, and the Southern Half of Kenedy Counties and Adjacent Waters


A study of commercial shrimp in the lower Laguna Madre shows that brown shrimp is the most important commercial shrimp in the area and utilizes this area from April to November, although the pink shrimp appears February to April. White shrimp are locally abundant but are of much less importance than the grooved shrimp. Trachepenaeus sp. and the sea bob enter into bait fishery at Port Isabel during winter months.


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Laguna Madre, Penaeus setiferus, white shrimp, pink shrimp, Penaeus aztecus, brown shrimp, life cycle