Marine shrimp marking using eye-tagging (Video)

Video credit: David Kawahigashi (Thailand – Vannamei101)

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)


The video shows the eye-tagging of broodstock specimens of whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei).  This type of marking was found tolerable by shrimp especially large adult shrimp and is not lost during molting.

Eye tags are commonly used to mark adult marine shrimp in captive broodstock populations in hatcheries and/or in genetic breeding grams. The tag is made of plastic or metal and is numbered for identifying individual shrimp. The tag ring is placed on the eye stalk behind the bulbous of the eye.


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