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Marsupenaeus japonicus   (Bate, 1888)

kuruma prawn
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Penaeidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Benthic; depth range 0 - 90 m (Ref. 8), usually ? - 50 m (Ref. 10).  Tropical; 28°C - 30°C (Ref. 110655), preferred 24°C (Ref. 107945); 45°N - 26°S, 32°E - 155°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific. Introduced in Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Tropical to subtropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 13 - ? cm Max length : 19.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 22.5 cm TL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum carapace length: 5.3 cm (male); 6.6 cm (female) (Ref. 8). Occurs at depths from 0 to 90 m in bottom sandy mud and sand marine environment. Temperate to tropical climates (Ref. 8). Known to have Tapes philippinarum as part of its diet in cultured areas (Ref. 108532). Some pond culture studies report it to be an opportunist feeding on insect larvae (Ref. 114823). 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; fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | National databases | 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): 21.8 - 29.1, mean 28 (based on 2134 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high