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King prawn

Order Decapoda
Family Penaeidae

Marine crustacean consisting of a cephalothorax, abdomen and tail. Red Spot King Prawns can be distinguished from other species by having a red abdominal spot, ridges on each side of rostrum not reaching the middle of carapace: first legs with spine on ischium. Maximum total length 151 mm.

FAO code
Penaeus longistylus
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian 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 Shrimp
China 红斑对虾
Portugal Camarão
United Kingdom King prawn
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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