Penaeus penicillatus   Alcock,  1905 (Prawn)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Penaeidae

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Description
Max. size: Length 210 mm.

Adrostral carina reaching just beyond epigastric tooth, but not reaching behind middle of carapace; gastro-frontal carina absent; hepatic carina absent; gastro-orbital carina absent and if present not reaching hepatic spine and occupying the middle 1/3 distance between hepatic spine and orbital angle. Maxillulary palp 2-segmented, dactyl of 3rd maxilliped of adult male much longer than propodus. Third pereopods exceeding scaphocerite by atleast dactylus.


Synonym (s)
Penaeus penicillatus George, 1969
Penaeus penicillatus Kubo, 1949
Peneus indicus var. penicillatus Alcock, 1905

Common Name (s)
• Redtail Shrimp (English)
• White Jumbo
• Yellow Prawn (English)
• Hite Zinga (English)
• Red-tail Prawn
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Maharashtra, Dahanu Creek (Lat: 19.97) (Long: 72.73) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Danda Creek (Lat: 19.6) (Long: 72.72) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Savta Creek (Lat: 19.95) (Long: 72.77) INDIA
• West Bengal, Hingalganj, Kalinagar INDIA (Record: 20/06/1986)
• West Bengal, Bhangaduni Island INDIA (Record: 12/03/1989)
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA (Record: 09/1995-05/2000)
• North West Coast INDIA
• North East Coast INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• East Coast INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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