• Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Crustacea
  • Class: Malacostraca
  • Subclass: Eumalacostraca
  • Superorder: Eucarida
  • Order: Decapoda
  • Suborder: Pleocyemata
  • Infraorder: Caridea
  • Family: Pandalidae
  • Scientific name: Pandalus montagui
  • Norwegian: blomsterreke


It is easily recognized by the orange stripes and the long rostrum or "nose", which is slightly bend upwards. The roe has a light green color. It can reach a length of 16 cm.


The pink shrimp seems to be most frequent in shallow waters (usually 5-30 meters), but is registered as deep as 230


Registered in West Greenland, Iceland, Faroes, Norway and the British Isles. It is also known from the north-east Pacific Ocean.