Prawn vs. Shrimp

 

What is the difference between prawn and shrimp?

Ah, the curious mind, a wondrous thing!  Have you also been trying to understand the difference between a shrimp and a prawn?  It seems like a simple enough question and while a simple answer might be expected, it’s a bit of a complicated matter. There are benefits to it being a bit of a complicated matter. For example, your leftover shrimp scampi could be called Prawn Pasta Salad two days later, no extra cooking and yet a whole new meal in the mind…depending on where you live, or if you are actually eating what is advertised.

We felt that BiologyWise did a good job in summarizing some of the potential reasons for why prawn and shrimp are interchangeable, as well as some of the most obvious differences.

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What species of shrimp do we farm?

Our shrimp are commonly known as Pacific White Shrimp or Whiteleg Shrimp.  The species of our shrimp is Litopenaeus vannamei.

If this is all too much information for you, then we can just agree that they are all decapod crustaceans, it just doesn’t sound as delicious when people ask you what’s for dinner.

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