Whiteleg Shrimp - also referred to as Pacific White Shrimp - are one of the most popular farmed Shrimp species. Main producing nations include – India, Thailand, China, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Ecuador and Vietnam. A small amount are also farmed in the US, primarily in Texas. The Shrimp’s head contains all vital organs - including the antennae. Along the abdomen - or tail - is the intestine and ten periopods – or walking legs - and ten pleopods – or swimming legs. These allow the Shrimp to walk along the seafloor or to swim forwards and backwards. Maximum size depends on sex. Females are slightly larger than males and can grow to be 9 inches long.