Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
indicus
NOTES

A plain white prawn with a rostral formula of 7-8/4-5. The first 3 pairs of walking legs end in nippers. Breeds at sea but uses estuaries as nursery areas.


AUTHORITY
H.Milne Edwards,1837
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
 


Colour
Notes: An almost transparent prawn
Colour: White
Common Name
White prawn
Swimming prawn
Prawn
Habitat
NOTES: Common in the Geelhout river at certain times of the year
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
Food
Very good eating
Months
April
March
Synonyms for Species
Fenneopenaeus indicus
Palaemon longicornis



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