Any one of numerous species of macruran Crustacea belonging to Crangon and various allied genera, having a slender body and long legs. Many of them are used as food. The larger kinds are called also prawns. See Illust. of Decapoda.
In a more general sense, any species of the macruran tribe Caridea, or any species of the order Schizopoda, having a similar form.
In a loose sense, any small crustacean, including some amphipods and even certain entomostracans; as, the fairy shrimp, and brine shrimp. See under Fairy, and Brine.
a small edible shellfish with a pair of claws and a long tail.
Any of several small, long-tailed, ten-legged crustaceans.
disparaging terms for small people
any of various edible decapod crustaceans
small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers; many species are edible
a saltwater crustacean, and a prawn is a freshwater crustacean
A long-tailed crustacean having a fused head and thorax, and powerful, segmented abdomen.
A shell-fish almost like prawn but smaller and more slender.
Shrimp are one of the world's most profitable delicacies. However, the farming of shrimp causes a great amount of environmental damage. Cultured primarily in coastal areas that were once mangrove swamps, shrimp farms tend to salinate the land and render it unsuitable for future culturing in just a few short years. The shrimp culture industry is export-oriented. Cultured mainly in Asia, most shrimp exports are transported to countries such as Japan, the United States, Europe and Canada. The wild populations of shrimp are varied around the world. Some species have been depleted while others remain plentiful. The capture fisheries for shrimp also leave a large impact on the environment. Typically caught through the use of trawls, the capture of one pound of shrimp results in the capture of four to ten pounds of unwanted by-catch, which is most often discarded or left to die.
Shrimp are small, bottom-dwelling crustaceans with a translucent exoskeleton.
True shrimp are small, swimming, decapod crustaceans classified in the infraorder Caridea, found widely around the world in both fresh and salt water. Together with prawns, they are widely caught and farmed for human consumption.