The banana prawn
(Fenneropenaeus merguiensis) and Indian prawn (F.
Maturation and spawning of the banana prawn
Penaeus merguiensis in Albatross Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia.
KEY WORDS: heavy metals, Fenneropenaeus merguiensis, banana prawn
, cadmium, mercury, nickel, lead, chromium, copper, zinc, Thailand
Species Common name Penaeus plebejus Eastern king prawn Penaeus merguiensis Banana prawn
Penaeus longistylus Red spot king prawn Penaeus latisulcatus Blue-legged king prawn Penaeus esculentus Brown tiger prawn Penaeus semisulcatus Grooved tiger prawn Penaeus monodon Leader prawn, giant tiger prawn Metapenaeus ensis Red endeavour prawn Metapenaeus endeavouri Blue endeavour prawn Metapenaeus macleayi School prawn Metapenaeus bennettae Greasyback prawn Trachypenaeus spp.
The 78 tons of shrimp produced annually are mainly the tiger prawn and banana prawn
Belize Aquaculture used a white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) not found in Australia, but our banana prawn
(Penaeus merguiensis) may prove suitable.
In the case of banana prawns
, CSIRO research has established a correlation between rainfall and banana prawn
stocks in some regions, with good rainfall in the wet season translating to a good banana prawn
The $74.1 million NPF--which was recently identified by the United Nations as a global model for sustainable fisheries management--produces banana prawns
and tiger prawns from a fishing ground extending from Weipa in far north Queensland to Cape Londonderry in northern Western Australia.
In third spot was Maritime Foods with Oz Fish Extra Large Peeled Tail-On Australian Banana Prawns
. This premium product retails at 6.99 [pounds sterling] (10.52 [euro]) for 250g and has received plaudits from celebrity chef Delia Smith, who described the prawns in the Mail On Sunday as "a cut above the rest".
Other products available from Frigorificos Delfin include rock lobsters, lobster tails, boiled barnacles, peeled prawns, cooked swimming crabs, scampi, boiled crayfish, Mediterranean prawns, IQF head-on banana prawns
, fillets of swordfish, sole and plaice, salmon and pollock steaks and loins, cod loins and pieces, squid tubes, cuttlefish and more -- plus a broad range of battered, breaded and other prepared items.