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Green tiger prawn

Order Decapoda
Family Penaeidae

Marine crustacean consisting of a cephalothorax, abdomen and tail. Carapace and abdomen uniformly glabrous. More or less straight rostrum armed with 7 or 8 dorsal and 3 ventral teeth. Adrostral groove reaching to beyond last tooth. White and red transverse stripes present as bands in the antennae. Maximum total length 228 mm.

FAO code
Penaeus semisulcatus
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • 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
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Grüne Tigergarnele
France Crevette tigrée verte
Italy Mazzancolla indopacifica
Portugal Camarão tigre verde
United Kingdom Green tiger prawn
Japan Kumaebi
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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