Maximum TL: 16.3 cm (male); 21.2 cm (female). Maximum carapace length: 3.1 cm (male); 3.3 cm (female) (Ref. 8). Vulnerability for synonym Fenneropenaeus penicillatus is 50. Juveniles inhabit mangrove inlets (Refs. 114627, 121464), intertidal mud flats and far inshore waters (Ref. 121464). In general, the majority of penaeids are omnivorous or detritus feeders (Ref. 105082). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).