Penaeus latisulcatus   Kishinouye,  1896 (Prawn)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Penaeidae

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Description
Telson has 3 pairs of movable lateral spines. The median plate of thelycum has a prominent pair of antero-ventrally directed horns.


Synonym (s)
Peneus latisulcatus Schmitt, 1926
Penaeus canaticatus Oliv. var. Lanchester, 1901
Penaeus canaliculatus var. australiensis De Man, 1902

Common Name (s)
• Western King Prawn (English)
• King Prawn (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Kerala, Southwest Coast Off Kochi INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA (Record: 09/1995-05/2000)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Corbyn's Cove INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake INDIA
• Lakshadweep Islands (Lat: 11.68) (Long: 73.68) INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep Islands (Lat: 8.28) (Long: 72.16) INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• South West Coast INDIA
• INDIA

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