This species is currently known from few records, but recently Yang et al (2015) have shown using molecular evidence that it has been confused with P. australiensis. Any records of the latter need to be re-examined to confirm their identity. While P. ruberoculatus is not currently recorded from Australia, it may be present.
Name status: accepted
Checked on: 2016-08-08 View at WoRMS - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS)
(report and map of occurrences)
Record source and Scientific Name verified against:
Yang, C.-H., Sha, Z., Chan, T.-Y., Liu, R., 2015. Molecular phylogeny of the deep-sea penaeid shrimp genus Parapenaeus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Dendrobranchiata)., Zoologica Scripta, Vol. 44(3): 312-323. . doi:10.1111/zsc.12097 doi:10.1111/zsc.12097