Penaeus semisulcatus   De Haan,  1844 [in De Haan, 1833-1850] (Prawn)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Penaeidae

Image copyrights: Crustaceans

Description
Max. size: 250 mm in length.

Color: Dark green with cross bands on abdomen; dull red on antennal scales, eye stalks, pleopods and uropods; peraeopods with reddish bands.

Teeth on rostrum, dorsal 6-7, ventral 2-3; exopods of all peraeopods small; median lobe of petasma flat; anterior plate of thelycum obtusely angled at apex; seminal receptacles as long as broad.


Synonym (s)
Penaeus carinatus Kemp, 1915
Peneus monodon Alcock, 1906
Penaeus semisulcatus De Haan, 1850
Penaeus semisulcatus Racek, 1965
Penaeus monodon Bate, 1838
Penaeus semisulcatus Schmitt, 1926

Common Name (s)
• Shrimps (English)
• Patta Jumbo
• Green Tiger Prawn (English)
• Tiger Prawn (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries. They are economically important as they grow bigger size and are prized for export business.)

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Demersal, Estuarine, Sandy, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Polychaetes, small and large crustaceans, parts of fish and vegetable matter

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.12) INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangrove Forest (Lat: 11.03) (Long: 79.78) INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA (Record: 15/03/2006)
• West Bengal INDIA
• Orissa, Honeymoon Island INDIA (Record: 11/12/1985)
• Orissa, Satpara INDIA (Record: 27/06/1986, 28/06/1986, 29/06/1986)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangrove INDIA (Record: 04/1980-03/1982)
• East Coast, Coromandel, Pulicat Lake INDIA (Record: 1997-1998)
• Tamil Nadu, Vellapatti INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA (Record: 09/1995-05/2000)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Bay INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 2001-2007)
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kudankulam INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Corbyn's Cove INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, Wright Myo INDIA
• INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1969)
• West Bengal, Hugli Matla Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Arukkattuthurai (Lat: 10.39) (Long: 79.86) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Kodikkarai (Lat: 10.3) (Long: 79.85) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Mallipattinam (Lat: 10.27) (Long: 79.32) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Manalmelkudi (Lat: 10.42) (Long: 79.31) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Adirampattinam (Lat: 9.95) (Long: 79.18) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Orissa, Pandanasi Point INDIA (Record: 16/12/1985)
• Gujarat, Off Kandla INDIA (Record: 1986-1987)
• Tamil Nadu, Kovalam INDIA
• North East Coast INDIA
• North West Coast INDIA
• South West Coast INDIA
• South East Coast INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• East Coast INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.07) (Long: 73.47) INDIA

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