This code replaces previous (interim) CAAB codes 00 701904 and 00 701910 (FISHLIST 701904 and 701910). FAO code WKP.
Scientific Name Notes:
Pérez Farfante & Kensley (1997) revised the genus Penaeus, splitting it into several genera, the status of which have been subject to considerable controversy since. We have elected here to maintain this genus with full generic status, following De Grave & Francen, 2011. At this stage, three names for this species (Penaeus latisulcatus, Penaeus (Melicertus) latisulcatus and Melicertus latisulcatus) will be encountered in the literature, with no real consensus on which is more valid.
De Grave, S., Fransen, C.H.J.M., 2011. Carideorum Catalogus: The Recent species of the dendrobranchiate, stenopodidean, procarididean and caridean shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda)., Zoologische Mededelingen Leiden, Vol. 85(9): 195-589.