2019, November 20. Philippine Shrimps
Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc., Perf 14, Die-Cut
Souvenir Sheets of 5
125p Philippine Shrimps - Souvenir
Sheets of Five
25p - Brilliant Red Carid
25p - Domino Shrimp
25p - Mino Nylon Shrimp
25p - Rock Shrimp
25p - Narwal Soldier Shrimp
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PHILIPPINE DEEP-SEA SHRIMPS - ISSUED DURING GREEN &
WILD EXPO 2019
detritivores - living things which consume decomposing animal and
plant material. They are invertebrates with exoskeletons which
encase their bodies for protection and structure. These shellfish
live at different depths of the ocean, and some deep sea shrimp live
at depths upwards of 5,000 meters.
The shrimps of the Philippines in this issue fall under the order
Decapoda. Decapods are crustaceans with ten legs:
Brilliant Red Carid
(AcanthephyraarmataA. Milne Edwards, 1881).
Known for their intensely hued red carapace.
This species is typically benthic, occurring along the continental
slope and especially, in insular slopes.
Females were more abundant and larger than males. This
species is exclusive of deep water.
Domino Shrimp (Parapenaeussextuberculatus Kubo,
1949). Characterized by
their bright orange spots on their mostly white body. Their pleopods
(swimmerets / swimming legs) are marked by a bright spot on the near
middle of each appendage.
Shrimp (Heterocarpussibogae de Man, 1917).
This species of shrimp belongs
to the Pandalidae family, and when threatened it spews out blueish
white luminescent liquid. Its Japanese name Akamonminoebi comes from
the large red spot on the side of its abdomen. They are collected
from a depth of around 500m with baskets
Rock Shrimp (Sicyoniaparajaponica Crosnier,
2003). Harder shelled
than other shrimps. It
can be identified for the small darker spots on the dorsal half of
Earlier records of deep sea rock shrimp Sicyonia parajaponica are
from off Chennai, northern part of southeast coast and off Kollam,
southwest coast of India. It occurred at a depth of 310 m. It has
been reported from Gulf of Aden, Phuket in the Andaman Sea, the
Philippines, Australia, China and Taiwan. Keywords Sicyonia
parajaponica; Sicyoniidae; Thoothukudi coast; Gulf of Mannar.
Soldier Shrimp (Plesionikanarval Fabricius,
1787). Acknowledged by United
Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as a species of
interest to fisheries.
This species usually occurs in great abundance and is easily
captured in bottom trawls and traps.