Name : Fenneropenaeus indicus

Class : Malacostraca

Order : Decapoda

Family : Penaeidae

Description :

Carapace hairless. Rostrum slender and long, with 7to 9 teeth on dorsal, and 4 to 6 teeth on ventral margin; blade of rostrum becoming moderately high in large specimens; adrostral crest and groove extending as far as, or just beyond epigastric tooth, the groove shallow; postrostral crest ending distinctly before posterior margin of carapace; gastro-frontal and hepatic crests absent


Maximum length: 22.4 cm (TL), common length: 12-16 cm (TL)


Feeds on benthic detritus, polychaete worms and small crustaceans


Marketed fresh, frozen and exported as various forms


Gill net, cast net, drag net