Black Tiger Shrimp


Black Tiger Shrimp

Penaeus monodon


The Tiger of the Sea

Highly versatile, the Black Tiger (Farmed) and Sea Tiger (Wild) together constitute the Tiger shrimp category. They have gray to black stripes on gray or bluish shells and associated stripes on peeled meat. The white flesh becomes tinged with orange if cooked peeled and red if cooked in the shell.

Available year round

Distribution: widely distributed along the rich marine areas of the East and Southwest coasts of India

Areas of abundance: Sea Tiger: Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Black Tiger: Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat and West Bengal Also known as Giant Tiger Prawns or Tigers.