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Brown tiger prawn

Order Decapoda
Family Penaeidae

Marine crustacean consisting of a cephalothorax, abdomen and tail. It is closely related to Penaeus monodon, with which it can hybridise, but color is lighter than P. Monodon. Maximum total length 155 mm.

FAO code
Penaeus esculentus
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Braune Tigergarnele
France Crevette tigrée brune
Italy Mazzancolla striata
Portugal Camarão tigre castanho
United Kingdom Brown tiger prawn
Japan Kurumaebi-zoku
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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