Facts About Shrimp

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Shrimp are marine creatures with the appearance of having a lengthened body partnered with a fully-developed abdomen, having 10 combined legs found in the thorax. In Great Britain, this creature is called a “prawn,” but there is a difference in the appearance of the shrimp that is found in America due to its abdominal portion.

Fact 1: There are different species of shrimp that can be found all over the world, and some of them have brown, pink, royal red, and other different colors.

Fact 2: There are different kinds of shrimp that can be found in the ocean and other bodies of water where marine creatures live. Some of them are: Coral Banded Shrimp (Stenopus hispidus), Red or Fire Shrimp (Lysmata debelius),  Camelback Shrimp (Rhynchocienetes uritai),  Harlequin Shrimp, Pacific Cleaner Shrimp, Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus),  and Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni).

Fact 3: Shrimp can only swim in a backward motion.

Fact 4: Americans have the ability of consuming a total of 1 billion pounds of shrimp a year.

Fact 5: The term used for uncooked or raw shrimp is “green.”

Fact 6: There are approximately 2,000 species of real shrimp that are known in the world.

Fact 7: The country which is known to be the largest producer of shrimp is Thailand.

Fact 8: There are three main divisions when it comes to the species of shrimp. They are the coldwater or the northern, tropical or warm water, or southern, and the third one is the freshwater.

Fact 9: The shrimp farming in South Africa started in Ecuador and it grew from 1978.

Fact 10: Female shrimp have the ability to become pregnant with a total of 50,000 to 1 million eggs that will be hatching within a period of 24 hours.

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