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Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Order Decapoda > prawns and shrimps > Family Penaeidae
Speckled penaeid prawn
awaiting identification
Family Penaeidae
updated Feb 2020
Where seen? This large prawn sprinkled with spots is sometimes seen on some of our shores. In sandy areas near reefs. It is more active at night and usually seen alone. It is probably quite common but overlooked because it is so well camouflaged.

Features: 5-8cm long. Body speckled with small spots all over, reddish, greyish or brown. There may be faint bands on the body.

Pulau Semakau, Nov 09

Cyrene Reef, May 08

St. John's Island, Oct 11

*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display.

Speckled penaeid prawns on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr
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