Farmed Shrimp Species

Although there are many species of shrimp and prawn, only a few of the larger ones are actually farmed, all of which belong to the family of penaeids (family Penaeidae) and within it to the genus Penaeus. Many factors must be considered when a farmer is deciding which species of shrimp he should culture.
  • Pacific white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei)

  • Giant tiger prawn (P. monodon)

  • Indian white shrimp (P. indicus)

  • Kuruma shrimp (P. japonicus)

  • Giant Freshwater Prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii)