Macrobrachium scabriculum   (Heller,  1862) (Prawn)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Palaemonidae

Description
Max. size: 70 mm TL (male), 62 mm (female).

Color: Greyish to pale brownish

Rostrum with 4-5 dorsal teeth on carapace. The rostral teeth formula, 12-16 dorsal and 2-3 ventral. Rostrum in adult male usually extending to tip of antennular peduncle and distinctly sloping down, in adult females horizontal and slightly over reach antennular peduncle. Right second pereopod of male with woolly hairs or velvety hairs.


Synonym (s)
Palaemon scabriculum Heller, 1862
Palaemon (Parapalaemon) scabriculus De Man, 1897
Palaemon (Parapalaema) dolichodactylus Hilgendorf, 1898
Palaemon (Macrobrachium) dolichodactylus J. Roux, 1934
Palaemon dolichodactylus Hilgendorf, 1879
(Junior synonym)
Palaemon dubius Henderson & Matthai, 1910
(Junior synonym)
Palaemon scabriculus Heller, 1862
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Goda River Prawn (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA
• INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Reef Island INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1969)
• West Bengal, Hugli Matla Estuary INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA

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