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Giant tiger prawn

Order Decapoda
Family Penaeidae

Marine crustacean consisting of a cephalothorax, abdomen and tail. Similar to all penaeid shrimp, the rostrum well developed and toothed dorsally and ventrally. Depending on substratum, feed and water turbidity, body colours vary from green, brown, red, grey, blue and transverse band colours on abdomen and carapace are alternated between blue or black and yellow. Adults may reach 33 cm in length.

Characteristics
FAO code
GIT
Specie
Penaeus monodon
Type
Crustaceans
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 77: the Eastern 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 Bärenschiffskielgarnele
China 斑节对虾
France Crevette géante tigrée
Italy Mazzancolla gigante
Portugal Camarão tigre gigante
United Kingdom Giant tiger prawn
Japan Ushiebi
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Aquaculture
Trawls
Gillnets
Pots traps

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