Abstract

In the report of the Fishing Industry for WesternAustralia,referred to by Mr. Edgar R. Waite, Mr. Gale writes "I am pleased to be able to report that prawns in fairly large quantities were caught in this locality. The species discovered, Euphausia pellucida, are very large, some measuring as much as nine and three quarter inches from head to tail, and from a gastronomic standpoint are very excellent. They appear to exist in quantities over a large area of ground, and I am firmly of opinion that a new industry will eventually be established in these waters." A single large prawn was included in the collection forwarded, and this I identify with Penaaeus semisulcatus, De Haan. As this attains considerable size it is probable that the large prawns mentioned are of this species.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Whitelegge, 1905, Rec. Aust. Mus. 6(2): 119–120
Author
T. Whitelegge
Year
1905
Title
Occasional notes. III. Western Australian prawns and sponges
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
6
Issue
2
Start Page
119
End Page
120
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.6.1905.995
Language
English
Date Published
15 September 1905
Cover Date
15 September 1905
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
06 August 2009
Reference Number
995
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