Common prawn

Order: 
Decapoda
Family: 
Palaemonidae

Marine decapod crustacean. Long and crested rostrum, toothed at the top. Segmented body and perfect symmetry. Main antennas are very long. Under carapace are 13 pairs of appendages: the first two have sensory function (antennulas and antennas) and the following 3 food function (jaws, maxils and maxilla), 3 buccal appendages denominated maxilipeds, 2 pairs for defense and predation, and 3 pairs for locomotion. Practically transparent body, with reddish brown oblique longitudinal grooves in the carapace, and legs with dots and reddish rings. Maximum length 11 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Sägegarnele
France: 
Crevette rose
Italy: 
Gamberello
Portugal: 
Camarão-do rio
UK: 
Common prawn
Japan: 
Sujiebi-zoku
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
Pots traps
FAO code: 
CPR
Scientific name: 
Palaemon serratus
Type: 
Crustacean
Fishing areas: 
Area 5: Europe - Inland waters
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Global production (Tons): 
419,15
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC