Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Marsupenaeus
Family: Penaeidae (Crustacea/Malacostraca)
Taxon : Water invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
japonicus
NOTES

A large swimming prawn up to 17 cm long. The central part of the telson (tail-fan) has 3 spines on either side. The rostral formula is 9-11/1.


AUTHORITY
(Spence Bate, 1888)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The tail fan is mottled yellow and brown
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Bamboo prawn
Prawn
Kuruma prawn
Habitat
NOTES: Generally caught with a throw net in the Geelhout
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
Food
Edible and delicious
Months
March
April
Synonyms for Species
Penaeus japonicus
Penaeus canaliculata japonicus
Fenneropeneus japonicus



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