Parapenaeopsis hardwickii (Miers, 1878)
Spear shrimp
photo by FAO

Family:  Penaeidae (penaeid shrimps)
Max. size:  13.5 cm TL (female)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 5 - 90 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Pakistan to Japan and Borneo.
Biology:  Found from the coastline to depths of about 90 m. On mud bottom, sandy-mud or sand. Juveniles mainly inhabit estuaries and backwaters (Ref. 346). Juveniles also found in intertidal and subtidal edge of mud flats, near inshore and far inshore waters (Ref. 121464). In general, the majority of penaeids are omnivorous or detritus feeders (Ref. 105082). Benthic feeder (Ref. 114818).
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 - 09.11.15

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