Prawns

Pacific White Shrimp

Scientific Name
:
Litopenaeus Vannamei
French
:
Crevette Pattes Blanches
Japanese
:
Vannamei
Spanish
:
Camaron Pattiblaco
Peak Season
:
May to September
Max.size
:
230 mm

White Prawn

Trade Name
:
White Prawn
Scientific Name
:
Penaeus indicus
French
:
Crevette
Japanese
:
Ebi
Spanish
:
Camaron
Gear Used
:
Trawl net and Gill net
Peak Season
:
Throughout the year except Monsoon season
Distribution
:
Entire west coast and south-east coast of India
Areas of abundance
:
Kerala and Karnataka coasts

Tiger prawn

Trade Name
:
Tiger prawn
Scientific Name
:
Penaeus monodon
French
:
Crevette
Japanese
:
Ebi
Spanish
:
Camaron
Gear Used
:
Trawl net, gill net and Traps
Peak Season
:
November to May
Distribution
:
East coast and South-west coast of India
Areas of abundance
:
West Bengal and Orissa coasts

Flower prawn

Trade Name
:
Flower prawn
Scientific Name
:
Penaeus semisulcatus
French
:
Crevette
Japanese
:
Ebi
Spanish
:
Camaron
Gear Used
:
Trawl net
Peak Season
:
October to February
Distribution
:
East and west coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat

Brown shrimp (Metapenaeus dobsoni)

Trade Name
:
Brown shrimp
Scientific Name
:
Metapenaeus dobsoni
French
:
Crevette
Japanese
:
Ebi
Spanish
:
Camaron
Gear Used
:
Trawl net
Peak Season
:
July to October
Distribution
:
West and East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Kerala and Karnataka coasts

Brown shrimp (Metapenaeus monoceros)

Trade Name
:
Brown shrimp
Scientific Name
:
Metapenaeus monoceros
French
:
Crevette
Japanese
:
Ebi
Spanish
:
Camaron
Gear Used
:
Trawl net
Peak Season
:
November to May
Distribution
:
West and East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Coasts of Andhra pradesh and Orissa

King prawn

Trade Name
:
King prawn
Scientific Name
:
Metapenaeus affinis
French
:
Crevette
Japanese
:
Ebi
Spanish
:
Camaron
Gear Used
:
Trawl net
Peak Season
:
November to May
Distribution
:
Throughout the west coast and certain parts of East coast
Areas of abundance
:
Maharashtra and Kerala coasts

Marine shrimp

Trade Name
:
Marine shrimp
Scientific Name
:
Parapenaeopsis stylifera
French
:
Crevette
Japanese
:
Ebi
Spanish
:
Camaron
Gear Used
:
Trawl net
Peak Season
:
May to September
Distribution
:
Both the coasts but more in South-West coast
Areas of abundance
:
Kerala and Karnataka coasts

Jawala

Trade Name
:
Jawala
Scientific Name
:
Acetes indicus
Gear Used
:
Dol net
Peak Season
:
September to March
Distribution
:
North-west and North-East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Maharashtra, Gujarat, and coasts of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Scampi

Trade Name
:
Scampi
Scientific Name
:
Macrobrachium rosenbergii
French
:
Crevette D'eau Douce
Gear Used
:
Cast net and other indigenous gear
Peak Season
:
September to Novemeber and May to july
Distribution
:
In fresh waters and brackish waters along both coasts
Areas of abundance
:
Lakes of West bengal, Orissa and Kerala

Deep sea shrimp

Trade Name
:
Deep sea shrimp
Scientific Name
:
Solenoccera sp
French
:
Crevette
Japanese
:
Ebi
Spanish
:
Camaron
Gear Used
:
Trawl net
Peak Season
:
February to May
Distribution
:
Both the Coasts but more in South-West Coast

Crabs

Mud Crab

Trade Name
:
Mud crab
Scientific Name
:
Scylla serrata
French
:
Crabe
Japanese
:
Kani
Spanish
:
Cangrejo
Gear Used
:
Crab traps, Trawl net and Drag nets
Peak Season
:
July to October
Distribution
:
West and East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Coasts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Orissa

Sea Crab (Portunus sanguinolentus)

Trade Name
:
Sea Crab
Scientific Name
:
Portunus sanguinolentus
French
:
Crabe
Japanese
:
Kani
Spanish
:
Cangrejo
Gear Used
:
Trawl net and Shore seines
Peak Season
:
July to December
Distribution
:
West and East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Off the coasts of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and Gujarat

Sea crab (Portunus pelagicus)

Trade Name
:
Sea crab
Scientific Name
:
Portunus pelagicus
French
:
Crabe
Japanese
:
Kani
Spanish
:
Cangrejo
Gear Used
:
Trawl net, Drag net and shore seines
Peak Season
:
July to December
Distribution
:
West and East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Off the coasts of W.Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra

Sea Crab (Charybdis cruciata)

Trade Name
:
Sea Crab
Scientific Name
:
Charybdis cruciata
French
:
Crabe
Japanese
:
kanid
Spanish
:
Cangrejo
Gear Used
:
Trawl net
Peak Season
:
July to December
Distribution
:
West and East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Off the coasts of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu

Lobster

Sand lobster (Thenus orientalis)

Trade Name
:
Sand lobster
Scientific Name
:
Thenus orientalis
French
:
Homard
Japanese
:
Iseebi
Spanish
:
Bogavante Lubrigante
Gear Used
:
Lobster pots, trawl net etc.
Peak Season
:
Throughout the year particularly from December to January.
Distribution
:
West and South-East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gulf of Mannar and Orissa coasts.

Spiny lobster (Panulirus spp.)

Trade Name
:
Spiny lobster (Rock lobster)
Scientific Name
:
Panulirus spp.
French
:
Langouste
Japanese
:
Iseebi
Spanish
:
Langosta
Gear Used
:
Lobster trap, Trawl net and Scoop net
Peak Season
:
Throughout the year particularly from December to January
Distribution
:
West and South-East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Gulf of mannar and Maharashtra coast

Spiny lobster Panulirus homarus

Trade Name
:
Spiny lobster (Rock lobster)
Scientific Name
:
Panulirus homarus
French
:
Langouste
Japanese
:
Iseebi
Spanish
:
Langosta
Gear Used
:
Lobster trap, Trawl net and Scoop net
Peak Season
:
Throughout the year particularly from December to january
Distribution
:
West and South-East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Gulf of Mannar and Maharashtra coast

Spiny lobster (Panulirus orantus)

Trade Name
:
Spiny lobster (Rock lobster)
Scientific Name
:
Panulirus orantus
French
:
Langouste
Japanese
:
Iseebi
Spanish
:
Langosta
Gear Used
:
Lobster trap, Trawl net and Scoop net
Peak Season
:
Throughout the year particularly from December to January
Distribution
:
West and South-East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Gulf of Mannar and Maharashtra coast

Deep sea lobster

Trade Name
:
Deep sea lobster
Scientific Name
:
Puuerulus spp.
French
:
langouste
Japanese
:
Iseebi
Spanish
:
Langosta
Gear Used
:
Trawl net
Peak Season
:
Throughout the year particularly from December to January
Distribution
:
South-East and South-West coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Gulf of Mannar and off Kerala coast