Giant Freshwater Prawn

Macrobrachium rosenbergii
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Macrobrachium rosenbergii
Other names Giant River Prawn, Giant River Shrimp
Size Up to 30 cm (12 in)
Weight Up to .50 kg (1.10 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Brackish & freshwaters primarily in streams hiding under rocks, wood debris and in banks
Depth Range 0 - 2 m (6.56 ft)
Giant Freshwater Prawn Distribution
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