Brown Rock Shrimp

Sicyonia brevirostris

Also Known As

Rock shrimp, Florida rock shrimp

U.S. wild-caught brown rock shrimp is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.



Year-round with peaks from July through October.


U.S. wild-caught from North Carolina to Texas, but mainly in Florida.


Sweet, succulent flavor similar to lobster. Brown rock shrimp are often called the “little shrimp with a big lobster taste,” and can easily be mistaken for a miniature lobster tail.




Transparent or clear white, with fine pinkish or purple lines.

Health Benefits

Brown rock shrimp are a good source of selenium, vitamin B12, iron, niacin, and phosphorus.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 114 g (raw)
Amount per serving
Calories 110
Protein 21 g
Fat, total 1 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 0.5 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 140 mg
Selenium 38 mcg
Sodium 380 mg

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