CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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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 711911 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Tiger Prawns & Endeavour Prawns - Metapenaeus endeavouri, Metapenaeus ensis, Penaeus pulchricaudatus, Penaeus esculentus, P. semisulcatus & P. monodon  

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: endeavour & tiger prawns
Common Names List: endeavour prawns
tiger prawns
Organism Type: a penaeid prawn
Synonyms: Metapenaeus endeavouri Metapenaeus ensis Marsupenaeus japonicus Penaeus esculentus Penaeus semisulcatus Penaeus monodon Penaeus japonicus
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Previous Codes
(if any)
00 701905, 701905
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.
Scientific Name
verified against
Tsoi, K.H., Ma, K.Y., Wu, T.H., Fennessy, S.T., Chu, K.H., Chan, T.Y., 2014. Verification of the cryptic species Penaeus pulchricaudatus in the commercially important kuruma shrimp P. japonicus (Decapoda: Penaeidae) using molecular taxonomy., Invertebrate Systematics, Vol. 28: 476-490.
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