Palaemon tenuipes   (Henderson,  1893) (Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Max. size: 75 mm

Rostrum obliquely upturned, variable in length, extending beyond the apex of antennal scale. Ventral margin 2-6 teeth, last three pairs of legs long and slender, 4th and 5th legs longer than body length. Basal crest well elevated with 5 to 7 teeth, the formost one not reaching the end of antennular peduncle. In front of basal crest the rostrum trends downwards, but before reaching the end of antennular peduncle is reflected strongly upwards and is continued almost in a straight line from this point to the apex. On the
dorsal edge, near the tip there is a single tooth. The lower margin is provided with 2 to 6 teeth. Antennal and branchiostegal spines about equal in length; the latter placed on the extreme frontal margin of the carapace.
Abdomen not dorsally carinated. Pleopods exceptionally long. Telson reaches only a little beyond the middle of outer uropod and sometimes bears a pair of small spinules near the distal end. The apex bears a single pair of lateral spinules which extend considerably beyond the rounded median prominance. Outer uropod long and narrow.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Ambad (Marathi)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Coast INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Jones, S The crustacean fishery resources of India Proceedings on the symposium on crustacea Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp 1328-1339 Available at - CASMB, Parangipettai
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  • Kunju, MM (1969) Genera Solenocera lucas 1850, Atypopenaeus Alcock 1905, Hyppolysmata stimpson 1860, Palaemon Weber 1795 and Acetes M. Edwards 1830 Prawn fisheries of India Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 14 159-177 Available at -
  • Kurian, CV and Sebastian, VO (2002) The Indian prawns of commercial importance Prawns and prawn fisheries of India Hindustan publishing corporation 74-96 Available at - NIO, Goa

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