Macrobrachium lar   (Fabricius,  1798) (Prawn)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Synonym (s)
Leander dionyx Nobili, 1905
Palaemon lar Weber, 1795
Palaemon longimanus Weber, 1795
Palaemon madagascariensis Hoffmann, 1874
Palaemon mayottensis Hoffmann, 1874
Palaemon ornatus Olivier, 1811
Palaemon reunionnensis Hoffmann, 1874
Palaemon ruber Hess, 1865
Palaemon spectabilis Heller, 1862
Palaemon tridens White, 1847
Palaemon vagus Heller, 1862
Palaemon omatus Olivier, 1811
Palaemon longimanus Hoffmann, 1874
Bithynis lar Bate, 1888
Palaemon (Eupalaemon) lar De Man, 1892
Palaemon (Eupalaemon) vagus Nobili, 1399
Palaemon (Eupalaemon) reunionnensis De Man, 1905
Cancer teatae Curtiss, 1938
(Junior synonym)
Palaemon lar Fabricius, 1798
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Monkey River Shrimp (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Chace, FA Jr. and Bruce, AJ (1993) The caridean shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda) of the Albatross Philippine Expedition, 1907-1910, part 6: Superfamily Palaemonoidea Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D. C 543 152 pp Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • 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 -
  • Sealifebase Available at -

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