Eastern King Prawn

Melicertus plebejus
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Melicertus plebejus
Other names Sand Prawn
Size Up to 30 cm (11.8 in)
Weight Up to .22 kg (.48 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal to offshore waters amongst sandy, silty & muddy bottoms often in seagrass beds
Depth Range 1 - 220 m (3 - 721 ft)
Eastern King Prawn Distribution
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