Species under Macrobrachium
n= 43
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Macrobrachium acanthurus
(Wiegmann, 1836)
cinnamon river shrimp Western Atlantic, Arctic and the American inland waters
Macrobrachium americanum
Bate, 1868
cauque river prawn Eastern Pacific
Macrobrachium asperulum
(Von Martens, 1868)
Northwest Pacific
Macrobrachium birmanicum
Schenkel, 1902
Birma river prawn To be filled
Macrobrachium carcinus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
bigclaw river shrimp Western Atlantic, Arctic and North American inland waters
Macrobrachium crenulatum
Holthuis, 1950
Western Atlantic and North American inland water
Macrobrachium dacqueti
(Sunier, 1925)
Indo-West Pacific
Macrobrachium dienbienphuense
Dang & Nguyen, 1972
Western Pacific
Macrobrachium equidens
(Dana, 1852)
rough river prawn Indo-West Pacific 9.8
Macrobrachium esculentum
(Thallwitz, 1891)
sweet river prawn Southern Asia
Macrobrachium faustinum
(de Saussure, 1857)
Western Atlantic and North American inland water
Macrobrachium felicinum
Holthuis, 1949
Niger river prawn Eastern Atlantic 9
Macrobrachium formosense
Bate, 1868
Crane river prawn Southern Asia
Macrobrachium gracilirostre
(Miers, 1875)
Indo-West Pacific
Macrobrachium guangxiense
Liang & Yan, 1981
Northwest Pacific
Macrobrachium hancocki
Holthuis, 1950
Hancock's river prawn Eastern Pacific
Macrobrachium hendersoni
(De Man, 1906)
Indo-West Pacific
Macrobrachium heterochirus
(Wiegmann, 1836)
cascade river prawn Western Atlantic
Macrobrachium horstii
(De Man, 1892)
Western Pacific
Macrobrachium inflatum
Liang & Yan, 1985
Northwest Pacific
Macrobrachium insulare
(Parisi, 1919)
Northwest Pacific
Macrobrachium intermedium
(Stimpson, 1860)
striped river prawn Indo-West Pacific
Macrobrachium japonicum
(De Haan, 1849)
Western Pacific
Macrobrachium jaroense
(Cowles, 1914)
Jaro river prawn Southern Asia
Macrobrachium jiangxiense
Liang & Yan, 1985
Indo-West Pacific
Macrobrachium latidactylus
(Thallwitz, 1891)
scissor river prawn Western Pacific
Macrobrachium macrobrachion
(Herklots, 1851)
brackish river prawn Africa
Macrobrachium maculatum
Liang & Yan, 1980
Northwest Pacific
Macrobrachium mammillodactylus
(Thallwitz, 1892)
knobtooth prawn Western Pacific
Macrobrachium meridionalis
Liang & Yan, 1983
Western Pacific
Macrobrachium nipponense
(De Haan, 1849)
Oriental river prawn Southern Asia
Macrobrachium ohione
(Smith, 1874)
Ohio shrimp Western Atlantic and North American inland water
Macrobrachium olfersii
(Wiegmann, 1836)
bristled river shrimp Western Atlantic
Macrobrachium panamense
Rathbun, 1912
Eastern Pacific
Macrobrachium rosenbergii
(De Man, 1879)
giant river prawn Indo-Pacific
Macrobrachium rude
(Heller, 1862)
hairy river prawn Southern Asia
Macrobrachium shaoi
Cai & Jeng, 2001
Northwest Pacific
Macrobrachium superbum
(Heller, 1862)
Northwest Pacific
Macrobrachium tenellum
(Smith, 1871)
longarm river prawn Eastern Pacific
Macrobrachium venustum
(Parisi, 1919)
Northwest Pacific
Macrobrachium vietnamense
Dang, 1980
Western Pacific
Macrobrachium vollenhovenii
(Herklots, 1857)
African river prawn Endemic to Eastern Atlantic 18.2
Macrobrachium yui
Holthuis, 1950
Western Pacific
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