Trachypenaeus granulosus   (Haswell,  1879) (Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Size: Male 36-51 mm TL, female 53-90 mm TL; carapace length male 12-14.5 mm, female 18-22 mm.

Color: Body pinkish to red, sometimes yellowish or paler on sides; abdominal crest whitish; pereopods pale with some red and usually some yellow; pleopods white-pinkish with some red; uropods red with generally distinct yellow margins.

Entire body densely pubescent. Rostrum armed with 9 to 11 dorsal teeth, reaching to distal half of second antennular article or little beyond, upcurved in females, straight in males; hepatic and cervical grooves discernible, longitudinal suture short, pterygostomian angle blunt; abdomen with a small dorsal. tubercle on second segment and a middorsal crest on last 4 segments; telson armed with a pair of subapical, small, mavable spines and 2 or 3 pairs of spinules; epipod present on third pereopod only; fifth pereopod extending beyond antennular peduncle, usually by dactyl and part of propodus. Petasma (in males) with very broad distolateral projections, their tips curving forward in a broad sweep and then inward; distomedian projections small, curved ventrally. In females, anterior plate of thelycum flat or slightly concave, rounded distally and with a posterior rounded projection which can be very prominent and is often fused to posterior plate; posterior plate excavate on either side of median convexity.

Synonym (s)
Trachypeneus salaco De Man, 1907
Trachypeneus pescadoreensis Schmitt, 1931
Trachypeneus furcilla Hall, 1961
Trachypenaeus pescadoreensis Schmitt, 1931

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

Habitat:  Benthic, Rocky, Sandy, Muddy


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Achuthankutty, CT; Chavan, V; Chandramohan, D; Kulkarni, V and Kavlekar, D (1998) Marine prawns of India NIO's Database on Marine Life of India (NIODMLI) Available at -
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at -
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51) FAO, Rome 5 Available at -

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