Macrobrachium javanicum   (Heller,  1862) (Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Rostrum not reaching the distal end of antennal scale, dorsal margin somewhat sinuous, rostral formula: 3 + 8 -10/3-5, dorsal teeth subequally spaced, except posteriormost tooth often more remote; branchiostegal suture not extending posteriorly beyond hepatic spine. Telson with posterior apex not over-reaching posterolateral spines. 1st pereopods with chela 1/2 as long as carpus. 2nd pereopods subequal in length and rather similar in form, palm somewhat compressed, fingers without dense pubescence, dentate on opposable margins, not widely gaping, 1/2 – 3/4 as long as palm, latter not densely pubescent, even in part, chela twice as long as carpus, palm 1-1 1/2 times as long as carpus, carpus longer than merus, without longitudinal grooves. 3rd pereopods over-reaching antennal scale by less than length of dactyl, propodus not covered with spines or scales.

Synonym (s)
Palaemon javanicus Heller, 1862
(Senior synonym)
Palaemon neglectus De Man, 1905
(Junior synonym)
Palaemon (Parapalaemon) javanicus De Man, 1892
Palaemon (Eupalaemon) neglectus De Man, 1905
Macrobrachium neglectus Suvatti, 1937

Common Name (s)
• Java River Prawn (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial



• West Bengal INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Reddy, KN (1995) Prawns and shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda) Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 289-314 Available at - NIO, Goa
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  • Sealifebase Available at -
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  • 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 -
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  • Chatterjee, TK; Husain, A and Mitra S (2007) Faunal diversity in prawns and crabs in Digha and adjacent coast in West Bengal with notes on the relationship of their abundance with physico-chemical parameters Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 104(3) 311-315 Available at - NIO, Goa

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