Penaeus (Penaeus) semisulcatus   De Haan,  1844 (Prawn)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Max. size: Male 180 mm TL, female 228 mm TL.

Color: Pale greenish to pale brown.

Carapace smooth. Rostrum armed with 5 to 8 teeth on dorsal and 2 to 4 teeth on ventral margin. Hepatic carina inclined at an angle of 20 anteroventrally. Fifth pereopod with small exopod. Adrostral crest and groove extending well beyond epigastric tooth.

Synonym (s)
Penaeus ashiaka Kishinouye, 1900
Penaeus semisulcatus paucidentatus Parisi, 1919
Penaeus monodon manillensis Villaluz & Arriola, 1938

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

Habitat:  Benthic, Estuarine, Coastal


• West Coast INDIA
• Red Sea
• East Coast 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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