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They play important roles in the food chain and are important food sources for larger animals from fish to whales. The muscular tails of shrimps can be delicious to eat, and they are widely caught and farmed for human consumption.

White prawn

Trade Name White prawn
Scientific Name Penaeus indicus
French Crevette
Japanese Ebi
Spanish Camaron
Gear Used Trawl net, cost net, slake net / culine
Peak Season Throughout the year except monsoon season
Distribution Entire West coast and South-East coast of India
Area of abundance Kerala and Karnataka coasts.


Marine Shrimps(Karikkadi)

Trade Name Marine Shrimp (Karikadi)
Scientific Name Parapenaeopsis stylifera
French Crevette
Japanese Ebi
Spanish Camaron
Gear Used Trawl net, cost net, slake net / culine
Peak Season May to September
Distribution Both the coasts but more in South-West coast
Area of abundance Kerala and Karnataka coasts.


King prawn

Trade Name King Prawns
Scientific Name Metapenaeus affinis
French Crevette
Japanese Ebi
Spanish Camaron
Gear Used Trawl net, cost net, slake net / culine
Peak Season May to September
Distribution Throughout the West coast and certain parts of East coastt
Area of abundance Kerala and Karnataka coasts.



Brown prawn

Trade Name Brown Prawns
Scientific Name Metapenaeus affinis
French Crevette
Japanese Ebi
Spanish Camaron
Gear Used Trawl net, cost net, slake net / culine
Peak Season May to September
Distribution Throughout the West coast and certain parts of East coastt
Area of abundance Kerala and Karnataka coasts.


Pink Prawn

Trade Name

Pink Prawns

Scientific Name Metapenaeus dobsoni
French Crevette
Japanese Ebi
Spanish Camaron
Gear Used Trawl net, cost net, slake net / culine
Peak Season July October
Distribution Throughout the West coast and certain parts of East coastt
Area of abundance West and East coasts of India, Coasts of Kerala, Karnataka.

Flower Prawn

Trade Name

Flower Prawns

Scientific Name Penaeus semisulcatus
French Crevette
Japanese Ebi
Spanish Camaron
Gear Used Trawl net, cost net, slake net / culine
Peak Season October February
Distribution East and West coast of India
Area of abundance Goa, Maharastra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu..

Tiger Prawn

Trade Name

Tiger Prawns

Scientific Name Penaeus monodon
French Crevette
Japanese Ebi
Spanish Camaron
Gear Used Trawl net, cost net, slake net / culine
Peak Season November to May
Distribution East coast and South-West coast in India
Area of abundance West Bengal and Orissa coasts.


Jawala

Trade Name

Jawala

Scientific Name Acetes indicus
French  
Japanese  
Spanish  
Gear Used Trawl net
Peak Season September to March
Distribution North-West and North-East coasts of India
Area of abundance Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andaman

Scampi

Trade Name

Scampi

Scientific Name Macrobrachium rosenbergii
French Crevette D'eau Douce
Japanese  
Spanish  
Gear Used Cast net and other indigenous gear
Peak Season September to November and May to July
Distribution In fresh and brackish waters along both coasts
Area of abundance Lakes of West Bengal, Orissa and Kerala

Deep Sea Shrimp

Trade Name

Deep Sea Shrimp

Scientific Name Solenocera sp.
French Crevette
Japanese Ebi
Spanish Camaron
Gear Used Trawl Net
Peak Season February to May
Distribution Both the East-West coast
Area of abundance South-West coast