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Penaeus penicillatus   Alcock, 1905

redtail prawn

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Penaeus penicillatus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Penaeidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 19.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 356); 21.2000007629395 cm TL (female)

Environment

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 356)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 27°N - 6°S, 65°E - 121°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: from Pakistan to Taiwan and Indonesia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum TL: 16.3 cm (male); 21.2 cm (female). Maximum carapace length: 3.1 cm (male); 3.3 cm (female) (Ref. 8). Vulnerability for synonym Fenneropenaeus penicillatus is 50. Juveniles inhabit mangrove inlets (Ref. 114627). In general, the majority of penaeids are omnivorous or detritus feeders (Ref. 105082). 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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high