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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
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Penaeidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 14.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 15.5 cm TL (female)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 8 - 61 m (Ref. 105423)

Climate / Range
Subtropical; 10°S - 33°S, 112°E - 154°E

Distribution
Indo-Pacific: Australia.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 106860)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
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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