Black Tiger

Species Black Tiger Shrimp (Penaeus monodon)
Presentation Headless shell on, Head on shell on, Peeled and deveined (PND), Peeled undeveined (PUD), Peeled and deveined tail on (PDTO)
Packaging 6 x 1.8 KG Polyethylene Sheet with inner & outer master carton, IQF retailer bags
Glazing NA
Sizes 4/6, 6/8, 8/12, 13/15, 16/20, 21/25, 26/30, 31/40, 41/50 pcs/LB

Country of Origin: Myanmar

Seasonality: January, February, March, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Environment: Sea Water

Methods of Catch: Farm-raised

Detail: The black tiger shrimp, scientifically known as Penaeus monodon, is a prominent species in the shrimp aquaculture industry. It is also called the giant tiger prawn or Asian tiger shrimp.

These shrimp can grow quite large, with some reaching up to 50 pieces per kilogram. They are known for their tolerance to certain diseases and are a significant part of cultured shrimp production, comprising nearly 50% of it.

Despite some challenges in the industry, the black tiger shrimp remains an important and sought-after species in the global shrimp market, contributing to aquaculture farms’ record yields.