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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Arthropoda (phylum)  »  Malacostraca (class)  »  Decapoda (order)  »  Penaeidae (family)

CAAB Code: 28 711908 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Melicertus latisulcatus & Melicertus plebejus  

Rank: Genus
CAAB category: 28 - Crustacea - Malacostraca Malacostracans: isopods, amphipods, euphausiids and decapods (prawns, lobsters, crabs, etc.)
Family: 28 711 Penaeidae (penaeid prawns) - show full list
Common Name (AS5300): KING PRAWNS
Common Names List: king prawns
Organism Type: a penaeid prawn
Synonyms: Melicertus latisulcatus Penaeus latisulcatus Melicertus plebejus Penaeus plebejus
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Previous Codes
(if any)
00 701919
Taxon Notes:This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to this level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available. This code replaces previous (interim) CAAB code 00 701919 (FISHLIST 701919).
Scientific Name
verified against
Pérez Farfante, I., Kensley, B., 1997. Penaeoid and sergestoid shrimps and prawns of the world. Keys and diagnoses for the families and genera., Mémoires du Musée nationale de l'Histoire naturelle, Paris, Vol. 175: 1-233.
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