Parapandalus spinipes   (Bate,  1888) (Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: 90-130 mm TL.

Rostrum armed with 46 teeth on the dorsal surface and 31 teeth on the ventral. The minute tubercle on the dorsal surface of the carapace at about 1/6 of its length from the hinder edge which corresponds in the position to the small blunt median spine.

Synonym (s)
Pandalus (Parapandalus) serratifrons Borradaile, 1899
Pandalus (Parapandalus) tenuipes Borradaile, 1899
Pandalus (Parapandalus) spinipes Alcock, 1901
Plesionika spinipes grandis Doflein, 1902
Plesionika spinipes Bate, 1888
(Senior synonym)
Pandalus spinipes (Bate, 1888)
(Senior synonym)
Pandalus serratifrons Borradaile, 1899
(Junior synonym)
Parapandalus spinipes De Man, 1920
Parapandalus spinipes Calman, 1939

Common Name (s)
• Oriental Narwal Shrimp (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Demersal


• Kerala INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Kerala, Off Alleppey (Lat: 9.41) (Long: 75.66) INDIA (Depth: 274.32-365.76 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Off Kanniyakumari INDIA
• Red Sea
• Gulf of Aden
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Off South West Coast INDIA
• Off Kerala INDIA (Depth: 274.32-365.76 mts)
• Off South West Coast INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1968) (Depth: 180-450 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Das, BC and Raychaudhuri, DN (1983) Aphids (Homoptera: Aphididae) of Nepal Occasional paper no 51 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 28856
  • Holthuis, LB (1980) FAO species catalogue. Vol. 1 Shrimps and prawns of the world. An annotated catalogue of species of interest to fisheries FAO Fisheries Synopsis - S125Vol.01 FAO, Rome 1 1-271 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • George, MJ and Rao, PV (1966) On some Decapod Crustaceans from the south-west coast of India Proceedings of Symposium on Crustacea Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp Part-I 327-336 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Thomas, MM (1979) On a collection of deep sea decapod crustaceans from the gulf of Mannar Journal of marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 21(1&2) 41-44 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • George, MJ (1969) Taxonomic considerations and General distribution Prawn fisheries of India Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 14 5-48 Available at -
  • Haru Available at -
  • Silas, EG (1969) Part-1 Exploratory otter trawling surveys by R.V. Varuna and other vessels operating in association with her from the continental shelf edge and the upper continental slope off the south-west coast of India Exploratory fishing by R.V. Varuna Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 12 7-51 Available at -
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at -

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