Species under Metapenaeopsis
n= 73
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Metapenaeopsis acclivis
(Rathbun, 1902)
Tora velvet shrimp Northwest Pacific 9
Metapenaeopsis aegyptia
Galil & Golani, 1990
Egyptian prawn Eastern Mediterranean and the Indo-West Pacific
Metapenaeopsis andamanensis
(Wood-Mason, 1891)
rice velvet shrimp Indo-West Pacific 13.5
Metapenaeopsis angusta
Crosnier, 1987
Western Central Pacific
Metapenaeopsis assimilis
(De Man, 1920)
Indo-Pacific
Metapenaeopsis barbata
(De Haan, 1844)
whiskered velvet shrimp Indo-West Pacific 10.8000001907349
Metapenaeopsis beebei
(Burkenroad, 1938)
Eastern Central Pacific
Metapenaeopsis borradailei
(De Man, 1911)
reef shrimp Indo-West Pacific 3.90000009536743
Metapenaeopsis ceylonica
Starobogatov, 1972
Indo-West Pacific
Metapenaeopsis commensalis
(Borradaile, 1898)
red shrimp Indo-Pacific
Metapenaeopsis coniger
(Wood-Mason, 1891)
Indo-West Pacific
Metapenaeopsis costata
Crosnier, 1991
Western Central Pacific
Metapenaeopsis crassissima
Racek & Dall, 1965
stout velvet shrimp Indo-West Pacific 14
Metapenaeopsis dalei
(Rathbun, 1902)
kishi velvet shrimp Northwest Pacific 7.30000019073486
Metapenaeopsis difficilis
Crosnier, 1991
Central Pacific
Metapenaeopsis distincta
(De Man, 1907)
Western Central Pacific
Metapenaeopsis dura
Kubo, 1949
Western Pacific
Metapenaeopsis erythraea
Crosnier, 1987
Western Indian Ocean
Metapenaeopsis evermanni
(Rathbun, 1906)
Central Pacific
Metapenaeopsis faouzii
(Ramadan, 1938)
Western Indian Ocean
Metapenaeopsis fusca
Manning, 1988
Indo-West Pacific
Metapenaeopsis gaillardi
Crosnier, 1991
Indo-Pacific
Metapenaeopsis gallensis
(Pearson, 1905)
Indo-West Pacific
Metapenaeopsis gerardoi
Pérez Farfante, 1971
Western Atlantic
Metapenaeopsis goodei
(Smith, 1885)
Caribbean velvet shrimp Western Atlantic and the Arctic 1.9
Metapenaeopsis hilarula
(De Man, 1911)
minstrel shrimp Indo-Pacific 5.7
Metapenaeopsis hobbsi
Pérez Farfante, 1971
Western Atlantic
Metapenaeopsis incisa
Crosnier, 1991
Western Indian Ocean
Metapenaeopsis ivanovi
Crosnier, 1994
Western Indian Ocean
Metapenaeopsis kishinouyei
(Rathbun, 1902)
insular velvet shrimp Eastern Pacific
Metapenaeopsis kyushuensis
(Yokoya, 1933)
Northwest Pacific
Metapenaeopsis lamellata
(De Haan, 1844)
humpback prawn Indo-West Pacific 6.63000011444092
Metapenaeopsis lata
Kubo, 1949
broad velvet shrimp Western Pacific 5.9
Metapenaeopsis laubieri
Crosnier, 1991
Western Central Pacific
Metapenaeopsis lindae
Manning, 1988
Eastern Indian Ocean
Metapenaeopsis liui
Crosnier, 1987
Indo-West Pacific
Metapenaeopsis mannarensis
De Bruin, 1965
Indo-West Pacific
Metapenaeopsis manningi
Crosnier, 1994
Western Indian Ocean
Metapenaeopsis marquesas
Crosnier, 1991
Central Pacific
Metapenaeopsis martinella
Pérez Farfante, 1971
Western Atlantic
Metapenaeopsis menoui
Crosnier, 1991
Indo-West Pacific
Metapenaeopsis miersi
Holthuis, 1952
Miers shrimp Eastern Atlantic 7
Metapenaeopsis mineri
Burkenroad, 1934
Eastern Central Pacific
Metapenaeopsis mogiensis
(Rathbun, 1902)
mogi velvet shrimp Indo-West Pacific 6.90000009536743
Metapenaeopsis novaeguineae
(Haswell, 1879)
northern velvet shrimp Western Central Pacific 10.1000003814697
Metapenaeopsis palmensis
(Haswell, 1879)
southern velvet shrimp Indo-West Pacific 10.5
Metapenaeopsis parahilarula
Crosnier, 1991
Western Central Pacific
Metapenaeopsis parapalmensis
Crosnier, 1994
Western Central Pacific
Metapenaeopsis persica
Crosnier, 1991
Western Indian Ocean
Metapenaeopsis philippii
(Bate, 1881)
Philip velvet shrimp Indo-West Pacific 13
Metapenaeopsis propinqua
Crosnier, 1991
velvet shrimp Western Central Pacific
Metapenaeopsis provocatoria
Racek & Dall, 1965
Indo-West Pacific. Pérez Farfante (Ref. 75620) recognizes 2 subspecies
Metapenaeopsis proxima
Crosnier, 1991
Western Indian Ocean
Metapenaeopsis quadrilobata
Crosnier, 1991
Western Indian Ocean
Metapenaeopsis quinquedentata
(De Man, 1907)
Indo-West Pacific
Metapenaeopsis richeri
Crosnier, 1991
Western Central Pacific
Metapenaeopsis rosea
Racek & Dall, 1965
pink velvet shrimp Western Central Pacific 12
Metapenaeopsis scotti
Champion, 1973
Western Indian Ocean
Metapenaeopsis sibogae
(De Man, 1907)
Western Central Pacific
Metapenaeopsis sinica
Liu & Zhong, 1988
Western Central Pacific
Metapenaeopsis sinuosa
Dall, 1957
Indo-West Pacific
Metapenaeopsis smithi
(Schmitt, 1924)
Western Central Atlantic
Metapenaeopsis spatulata
Crosnier, 1991
Western Central Pacific
Metapenaeopsis spiridonovi
Crosnier, 1991
Western Indian Ocean
Metapenaeopsis stokmani
Burukovsky, 1990
Southeast Pacific
Metapenaeopsis stridulans
(Alcock, 1905)
fiddler shrimp Indo-West Pacific 10
Metapenaeopsis tarawensis
Racek & Dall, 1965
Indo-Pacific
Metapenaeopsis tchekunovae
Starobogatov, 1972
Northwest Pacific
Metapenaeopsis tenella
Liu & Zhong, 1988
Western Pacific
Metapenaeopsis toloensis
Hall, 1962
Tolo velvet shrimp Indo-West Pacific 10
Metapenaeopsis vaillanti
(Nobili, 1904)
Western Indian Ocean
Metapenaeopsis velutina
(Dana, 1852)
Indo-Pacific
Metapenaeopsis wellsi
Racek, 1967
Indo-West Pacific
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