Metapenaeopsis philippii   (Bate,  1881) (Prawn)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Max. size: 130 mm

Synonym (s)
Leptopenaeus philippinensis (Bate, 1888)
(Junior synonym)
Metapenaeopsis philippinensis (Bate, 1881)
(Junior synonym)
Penaeopsis philippii (Bate, 1881)
(Senior synonym)
Penaeopsis philippinensis (Bate, 1888)
(Junior synonym)
Penaeus philippii Bate, 1881
(Senior synonym)
Penaeus philippinensis Bate, 1888
(Junior synonym)
Penaeopsis philippii De Man, 1911
Penaeopsis philippinensis De Man, 1911
Leptopenaeus philippinensis Kishinouye, 1929
Penaeopsis (Metapenaeus) philippii Ramadan, 1938

Common Name (s)
• Philip Velvet Shrimp (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Demersal


• South West Coast INDIA
• Off Kerala Coast INDIA
• Off South West Coast INDIA
• Kerala, Off Kollam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Bal, DV and Rao, KV (1984) Marine fisheries Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited 470 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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 -
  • Mohamed, KH (1973) Penaeid prawn resources of India Proceedings of the symposium on living resources of the seas around India, CMFRI, Cochin 548-556 Available at -
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at -
  • 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 -
  • 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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