Taxonomy Name Litopenaeus vannamei
Class Malacostraca
Genus Litopenaeus
Family Penaeidae
DOF Valid Name No Name
Common Name Whiteleg shrimp
Local Name Udang putih
Body Color Body color translucent white
Spesific Description Body laterally compressed, elongated decapods, with well-developed abdomen adapter for swimming. According to FAO, this species has rostrum moderately long with 7-10 dorsal and 2-4 ventral teeth. Coloration normally is translucent white , but it can change depending on feed, substrate and water tubidity. Females are commonly growing faster and larger than male.