Penaeus Monodon

Family name: Penaeidae
English name: Giant tiger prawn
This is the largest commercially available shrimp, reaching 330 mm or more (13 inches).
This major Indo-West Pacific species is distributed over a huge range from East and Southeast Africa, through the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf, around the Indian subcontinent, and throughout the Malay Archipelago to Northern Australia and Japan. It is a marine shrimp, which likes mud or sand bottoms at all, depths from shallows to 110 meters (360 feet), so is caught in offshore and inshore fisheries as well as from tidal ponds. The species is also one of the major aquaculture shrimp species in Asia.