Penaeopsis rectacuta   (Bate,  1881) (Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Max. size: 104 mm TL (male), 131 mm TL (female); max. carapace length 2.4 cm (male), 3.4 cm (female).

Synonym (s)
Metapenaeus rectacutus (Bate, 1881)
(Senior synonym)
Parapenaeus rectacutus (Bate, 1881)
(Senior synonym)
Penaeus rectacutus Bate, 1881
(Senior synonym)
Metapenaeus rectacutus Wood-Mason, 1891
Parapenaeus rectacutus Alcock, 1901
Penaeopsis rectacutus Ramadan, 1938
Penaeopsis rectacutus Kubo, 1949
Penaeopsis rectacuta Hall, 1962
Penaeopsis rectacutus Kurien, 1964

Common Name (s)
• Needle Shrimp (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Benthic, Demersal


• Tamil Nadu, Off Chennai INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Off Kerala INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Kerala, Off Kochi INDIA (Depth: 292.60-374.90 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Off Pulicat INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andaman Sea INDIA
• Kerala, Off Kollam INDIA
• South West Coast INDIA
• East Coast INDIA

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