|EMW id||EMW ref. id||FAO species category||Species||Scientific name||Lower EMW (g)||Upper EMW (g)||Reference indicates lower or upper EMW figure?||EMW Method||Length-weight calculations||*** Fish Size Quote ***||*** Explanatory Notes ***||Country||Link to reference (external site)||Reference document||Reference url||Link to FishBase.org Species Summary (external site)|
|EMW-1002||5||Giant tiger prawn||Giant tiger prawn||Penaeus monodon||For additional information only||NONE||The giant tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon
Fabricius, 1798 is the largest commercially exploited shrimp species in the world. Its natural distribution is the Indo-West Pacific, ranging from the eastern coast of Africa and the Arabian
Peninsula, as far as Southeast Asia, the Sea of Japan and northern Australia (Holthuis 1980). Females can reach about 33 cm total length (TL), but are typically 25–30 cm TL and weigh 200–
320 grams; males are slightly smaller at 20–25 cm TL and weigh 100–170 g (FAO 2012). ||Penaeus monodon.
Reference gives this as the largest commercially exploited shrimp species.
|More info.||Presence of giant tiger shrimp
Penaeus monodon Fabricius, 1798
on the Mexican coast of the Gulf of Mexico |
BioInvasions Records (2013) Volume 2, Issue 4: 325–328
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