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Litopenaeus stylirostris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Penaeidae
Genus: Litopenaeus
Pérez Farfante, 1967 [1]

Litopenaeus is a genus of prawns, formerly included in the genus Penaeus.[2] It contains five species:[3]


Litopenaeus is a suspected host of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a pathogen of humans.


  1. ^ Sammy De Grave (2011). "Litopenaeus Pérez Farfante, 1969". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved February 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ Isabel Pérez Farfante, Brian Frederick Kensley (1997). Penaeoid and Sergestoid Shrimps and Prawns of the World: Keys and Diagnoses for the Families and Genera. Mémoires du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. 175. Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. pp. 1–233. ISBN 978-2-85653-510-3. 
  3. ^ S. De Grave & C. H. J. M. Fransen (2011). "Carideorum Catalogus: the Recent species of the dendrobranchiate, stenopodidean, procarididean and caridean shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda)". Zoologische Mededelingen. 85 (9): 195–589, figs. 1–59. ISBN 978-90-6519-200-4. Archived from the original on 2012-12-20.