Between 1970 and 1980, this species made its way from Mexico and Peru to the coasts of Latin America and then moved over to the northwest coast of the United States of America and Hawaii. It also spread from the east coast of the Atlantic to North Carolina and Texas, and be found throughout northern Mexico, Nicaragua and Brazil, too. Therefore, most countries in this region are breeding this kind of shrimp. They can also be traced in Southeast Asia in countries such as China, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia.
Due to the advantages of this species in comparison to others when it comes to growth rate, wide tolerance of salinity changes, resistance against diseases, reproduction and the period of breeding, it has proven itself superior to other species for breeding.