Metapenaeus elegans De Man, 1907
Fine shrimp
Metapenaeus elegans
photo by FAO

Family:  Penaeidae (penaeid shrimps)
Max. size:  8.10000038146973 cm TL (female)
Environment:  benthic; freshwater; marine; depth range 1 - 55 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Sri Lanka to the Philippines and Wallis and Futuna Islands.
Biology:  Maximum carapace length: 2.0 cm (male); 2.9 cm (female) (Ref. 8). Found on inland lagoons and ponds, rare in the sea; usually in water with low salinity (Ref. 8).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 18.10.17

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