The record size for the giant tiger prawn Penaeus monodon Fabricius

Deshmukh, V D and Sawant, A D (1990) The record size for the giant tiger prawn Penaeus monodon Fabricius. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 105 . pp. 14-15.



A giant sized P. monodon measuring 363 mm in total length and weighing 440 g was obtained at Bombay. A giant penacid prawn Penaeus monodon Fabricius, commercially known as 'giant tiger', 'tiger' or 'jumbo' prawn and locally called 'Jinga', was collected at New Ferry Wharf landing centre from a mechanized shrimp trawler operating in 50-60 m depth off Janjeera- Murud coast on 16-9-'89. The present recorded size of P. monodon appears to be the largest not only for the penaeid prawns alone but for all other species of prawns

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:P. monodon; giant tiger prawn; Macrobrochium rosenbergii DeMa
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:2871
Deposited On:23 Sep 2010 12:22
Last Modified:23 Sep 2010 12:22

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