Parapenaeus fissuroides indicus   Crosnier,  1986 (Prawn)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Image copyrights: The Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Males 66-89 mm; females 64-98 mm.

Color: Rose colored body and appendages.

Rostrum is smooth. Carapace with both longitudinal and vertical sutures. Number of dorsal teeth six to seven and without any ventral teeth. Branchiostegal spine present and situated at anterior edge of carapace. Epigastric spine distinctly behind the level of hepatic spine. Telson with two fixed lateral spines. In males, sub distolateral lobes of petasma distinctly bifurcate. The median part of the thelycum bears a pair of longitudinal swellings which distinctly differ from other sub species of Parapenaeus fissuroides with the presence of a posterior protuberance.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Coastal


• Karnataka, Off Mangalore (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 74) INDIA (Record: 2001-2003) (Depth: 80-120 mts)
• Karnataka, Off Mangalore (Lat: 13) (Long: 74.5) INDIA (Record: 2001-2003) (Depth: 80-120 mts)
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 2001-2007)

Literature Source(s)
  • Dineshbabu, AP (2004) An account on the fishery and biology of Parapenaeus fissuroides indicus Crosnier, 1985 recorded for the first time from Indian waters Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 46(2) 215-219 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Dineshbabu, AP; Durgekar, RN and Zacharia, PU (2011) Estuarine and marine decapods of Karnataka inventory Fishing Chimes Mr.J.V.H. Dixitulu 30 (10-11) 20-24 Available at -

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