Metapenaeopsis mogiensis   Rathbun,  1902 (Prawn)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Size: 69 mm TL (male), 90 mm TL (female); carapace length 10-14.5 mm (male), 8-19 mm (female).

Synonym (s)
Metapenaeopsis mogiensis complanata Crosnier, 1991
(Junior synonym)
Metapenaeopsis mogiensis consobrina (Nobili, 1904)
(Junior synonym)
Metapenaeopsis mogiensis intermedia Crosnier, 1991
(Junior synonym)
Metapenaeopsis mogiensis mogiensis (Rathbun, 1902)
(Senior synonym)
Parapenaeus mogiensis Rathbun, 1902
(Senior synonym)
Metapenaeus mogiensis M.J. Rathbun, 1906
Ceratopenaeus mogiensis Kishinouye, 1929

Common Name (s)
• Mogi Velvet Shrimp (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Demersal


• Maharashtra INDIA
• Kerala, Shanghumugham INDIA
• Kerala, Trivandrum INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Red Sea
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Andaman Sea INDIA
• Kerala, Malabar Coast INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• South West Coast INDIA
• North East Coast INDIA
• Kerala, Off Malabar Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • 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 -
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  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at -
  • Silas, EG and Muthu, MS (1976) Notes on a collection of Penaeid prawns from the Andamans Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 18(1) 78-90 Available at -
  • Mohamed, KH (1973) Penaeid prawn resources of India Proceedings of the symposium on living resources of the seas around India, CMFRI, Cochin 548-556 Available at -
  • 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 -
  • George, MJ (1972) Zoogeographic distribution of Indian penaeidae Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 1 89-93 Available at - NIO, Goa
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