Penaeopsis jerryi   Perez Farfante,  1979 (Prawn)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Image copyrights: FAO

Size: Maximum total length males 10.7 cm; females 13.8 cm.

Color: Red or dark brown with a reddish tint.

Body hairless. Rostrum almost horizontal, straight or slightly sinuous (occasionally convex basally, straight anteriorly) and long, almost reaching to, or exceeding, distal margin of antennular peduncle, armed with 12 to 16 dorsal teeth; anteroventral angle of carapace almost rectangular; cervical and hepatic crests and grooves well defined; hepatic spine situated at about same level as antennal spine; telson armed with a pair of fixed lateral spines and 3 pairs of small, movable spines. Petasma (in males with distal part of ventral costae curving abruptly dorsomedially and ending in short, relatively narrow processes; ribs of dorsolateral lobules terminating proximally in semicircular or subcircular processes. In females, anterior plate of thelycum subsemicircular to trilobed; posterior plate with anterior border broadly arched on each side of posteromedian projection of anterior plate, and strongly inclined posterolaterally, its median ridge sometimes reduced to a posterior tubercle.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Gondwana Shrimp (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Marketed frozen)

Habitat:  Demersal


• West Coast INDIA
• Kerala, Off Kochi INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Untawale, AG; Dhargalkar, VK and Deshmukhe, GV (2000) Prioritization of potential sites for marine biodiversity conservation in India Setting biodiversity conservation priorities for India: Summary of the findings and conclusions of the biodiversity conservation prioritization project World Wide Fund for Nature - India, New Delhi (India) Available at -
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51) FAO, Rome 5 Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -

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