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Tiger Prawn

Penaeus monodon

Tiger Prawns (widely known as "monodon") are native to the warm marine waters of Australia, South and SE Asia, and East Africa.

The farming of monodon is still reliant on wild seed, and as such farming of this species is concentrated around its native range; in extensive through to intensive ponds.

Some 701,081 tonnes of monodon were farmed in 2016 which equates to around 15% of global warm water prawn aquaculture.