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Penaeus esculentus   Haswell, 1879

brown tiger prawn

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Penaeus esculentus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Penaeidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Benthic; depth range 8 - 61 m (Ref. 105423).  Subtropical; 10°S - 33°S, 112°E - 154°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 14.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 15.5 cm TL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on seagrass and offshore habitats (Ref. 104903). Postlarvae settle exclusively in seagrass beds (Ref. 84594). Juveniles live almost exclusively in shallow seagrass beds (Ref. 105190). They feed on bivalves, gastropods, ophiuroids, crustaceans and polychaetes (Ref. 104903), diatoms, filamentous algae, and seagrass (Ref. 105190). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(Aquaculture: production; | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.6 - 28.2, mean 26.7 (based on 184 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high