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Kuruma prawn

Order Decapoda
Family Penaeidae

Marine crustacean consisting of a cephalothorax, abdomen and tail. Body light brown to greenish brown, crossed with dark brown bands and inclined brown stripes; walking legs and pleopods are pale yellow proximally and blue distally; uropods and telson are distally striped with yellow and blue, setal fringe red. The rostrum has 7-11 teeth on upper margin and a single tooth on the lower margin. The carapace bears gastrofrontal, hepatic crests; the post-rostral crest is medially grooved. Maximum total length 225 mm.

FAO code
Penaeus japonicus
FAO Fishing Areas
  • 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 Radgarnele
France Crevette kuruma
Italy Mazzancolla giapponese
Portugal Camarão japonês
United Kingdom Kuruma prawn
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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