Metapenaeus dobsoni (Miers, 1878)
Kadal shrimp
Metapenaeus dobsoni
photo by FAO

Family:  Penaeidae (penaeid shrimps)
Max. size:  11.8000001907349 cm TL (male/unsexed); 13 cm TL (female)
Environment:  benthic; brackish; marine; depth range 1 - 37 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: west coast of India to the Philippines and New Guinea.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Can tolerate a wide range of salinity, 3-43 ppt (Ref. 8). Found in mangroves, in muddy substrate and among shells (Ref. 121467). Spawns throughout the year, with peaks in June, from November to December, and April (Ref. 108674).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 22.08.16

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