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Giant Tiger prawn

Panaeus monodon

Description:

This a juvenile specimen, the adult can reach a length of up to 12 inches. In our place it is widely reared for food and prized at 10 US$ a kilo . It feeds on marine invertebrates, mollusc , crustacians and small fish.

Habitat:

Wild prawns spend most of their life in salty and brackish rivers and spawns at shallow ocean coasts, the fries then returns to the river as they grow old.

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Roxas City, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 25, 2011
Submitted on Nov 24, 2012

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