Western King Prawn

Melicertus latisulcatus
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Melicertus latisulcatus
Other names Spencer Gulf Prawn, Western King Shrimp
Size Up to 19 cm (7.5 in)
Weight Up to .060 kg (.132 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal to deeper ocean waters amongst sandy, silty & muddy bottoms often near seagrass
Depth Range 0 - 80 m (262 ft)
Western King Prawn Distribution
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