Camarão (from Latin cammārus) is the shrimp, which are swimming decapod crustaceans classified in the infraorder Caridea, found widely around the world in both fresh and salt water. Adult live in schools and can swim rapidly backwards. Most common shrimps in Brazil:
- Camarão-sete-barbas (Xiphopenaeus kroyeri) also known by Camarão-de-areia or Camarão-ferro, is a family of marine shrimp found in the United States to southern Brazil. This species of shrimp has about 8 cm in length and snout to the tip curved up.
- Camarão-rosa (Penaeus brasiliensis) also known by the names of Caboclo, Camarão-branco e Vila-franca, is a family of marine shrimp found in Southern Brazil. This species reaches about 18 cm and has a red body with dark spots.
- Pitú, Poti or Camarão-d’água-doce and about 30 known species of this group, is a common name of the shrimps that inhabit freshwater continental or low salinity coastal waters,