Salinity effects

Brown shrimp

Scientific name
Penaeus aztecus
Reference

FINS (2006)

Study location
Texas
United States
Salinity tolerance results

Despite being apparently abundant in all regions of the salinity spectrum of a Texas estuary, brown shrimp seemed to be the most abundant in regions of >23 ppt.

Brown shrimp

Scientific name
Penaeus aztecus
Reference

Keiser & Aldrich (1973)

Study location
Texas
United States
Salinity tolerance results

Shrimp selected for salinities between 5-20 ppt. (Postlarval)

Brown shrimp

Scientific name
Penaeus aztecus
Reference

Longley (1994) *

Study location
Texas
United States
Salinity tolerance results

Adults prefer salinities of between 24-26 ppt. Juveniles prefer salinities of between 10-20 ppt.

Brown shrimp

Scientific name
Farfantepenaeus aztecus
Reference

Saoud & Davis (2003)

Study location
Alabama
United States
Salinity tolerance results

Growth significantly higher at salinities of 8-12 ppt than at salinities of 2-4 ppt.

Brown shrimp

Scientific name
Penaeus aztecus
Reference

TPWD (1998) *

Study location
Texas
United States
Salinity tolerance results

Preferred salinity was shown to be between 10-20 ppt.