Penaeus (Fenneropenaeus) merguiensis   De Man,  1888 (Prawn)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Max. size: 240 mm TL (female).

Gastro-orbital carina occupying middle 1/3 distance between hepatic spine and orbital angle, blade of rostrum high, broadly triangular in shape. Adrostral crest and groove not reaching as far as epigastric tooth. In adult males, dactyle of third maxilliped half (0.5 to 0.6 times) as long as propodus.

Synonym (s)
Penaeus indicus merguiensis de Man, 1882

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

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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 -
  • Achuthankutty, CT; Chavan, V; Chandramohan, D; Kulkarni, V and Kavlekar, D (1998) Marine prawns of India NIO's Database on Marine Life of India (NIODMLI) Available at -
  • Roy, MKD and Nandi, NC (2004) Crustacean fishery resources of coastal West Bengal and their conservation issues Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 1(1&2) 71-80 Available at - NIO, Goa

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