Black Tiger Shrimp (Penaeus Monodon)

Black Tiger Shrimp (Penaeus monodon), also known as giant tiger prawn or Asian tiger prawn, is a variety of prawn commonly caught or farmed for food. Penaeus monodon females can reach about 33 cm (13 in) long, but are typically 25–30 cm (10–12 in) long and weight 200–320 grams; males are slightly smaller at 20–25 cm (8–10 in) long and weighing 100–170 grams. The carapace and abdomen are transversely banded with alternative red and white. The antennae are grayish brown. Brown pereiopods and pleopods are present with fringing setae in red.

Its natural distribution is the Indo- Pacific ranging from the eastern coast of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, as far as South East Asia, the Pacific Ocean, and northern Australia.