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Penaeus japonicus   Bate, 1888

Kuruma prawn
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Penaeidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 90 m (Ref. 8), usually ? - 50 m (Ref. 10).  Tropical; 28°C - 30°C (Ref. 110655), preferred 24°C (Ref. 107945); 45°N - 26°S, 32°E - 155°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific. Introduced in Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Tropical to subtropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 13 - ? cm Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 104052); 30 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 80.00 g (Ref. 116487)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum carapace length: 5.3 cm (male); 6.6 cm (female) (Ref. 8).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO - Aquaculture: production; Fisheries: landings, species profile | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | Fishipedia | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 21.8 - 29.1, mean 28 (based on 2134 cells).
Resilience (Ref. 69278): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.8-1.16).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Price category (Ref. 80766): Very high.
Nutrients: Calcium = 109 [35, 184] mg/100g; Iron = 1.59 [1.21, 1.97] mg/100g; Protein = 20.2 [19.2, 21.3] %; Omega3 = 0.285 [0.185, 0.386] g/100g; Selenium = 48.3 [-31.7, 128.3] μg/100g; VitaminA = 0 μg/100g; Zinc = 1.79 [1.17, 2.40] mg/100g (wet weight).