Trachypenaeus sedili   Hall,  1961 (Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Max. size: 60 mm TL; carapace length male 8.5-12.5 mm, female 11-19 mm.

Color: Body yellowish-white to pale pink, often with dark yellow patches, rostrum darker; pereopods and pleopods of same color; uropods yellowish with grey or dark brown on middle and margins.

Entire body densely pubescent. Rostrum armed with 8 to 10 (rarely 8) dorsal teeth, reaching to distal half of second antennular article, generally strongly upcurved in females, straight in males; hepatic and cervical grooves discernible; longitudinal suture short; pterygostomian angle bluntly pointed; abdomen with a small dorsal tubercle on second segment and a middorsal crest on last 4 segments; telson armed with 4 pairs of minute lateral, movable spines, the penultimate pair the largest; epipod resent on first 3 pereopods; fifth pereopod reaching only to third antennular article (or nearly so). Petasma (in males) with long, horn-like distolateral projections directed laterally, their tips slightly curving forward; distomedian projections small, curved ventrally. In females, anterior plate of thelycum with strongly raised anterior and lateral margins distally pointed; posterior late also with strongly raised lateral margins, the whole making a widely concave armchair-like structure (in fertilized specimens concavity much reduced).

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Malayan Rough Shrimp (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Marketed fresh, dried or cooked. )

Habitat:  Benthic, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal


• Kerala, Off Trivandrum INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• South West Coast INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam Coast INDIA
• East Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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