What is Latin name of Black Tiger prawn?

Bởi Meksea Team - November 25, 2021

MEKSEA.COM Do you know what the Latin name Black Tiger prawn is? Let’s explore the Latin name of Black Tiger prawn with Meksea.

Black Tiger prawn is one of the species farmed on a large scale in Vietnam, especially in the South-Western provinces. With high nutritional value, prawn is one of the most popular seafood items all over the world. Vietnam is one of the few countries in the world which have natural conditions particularly suitable for the prawn farming industry.


English name

Latin name

Scientific name

Vietnamese name

Common name


Giant tiger prawn

Penaeus monodon

Penaeus monodon Fabricius

Tôm sú

Giant tiger prawn, Asian tiger shrimp, black tiger shrimp

HOSO, HLSO, PND, PTO, Nobashi, Butterfly, Raw Sushi


When do we use Latin name of seafood?

Latin name of seafood is a descriptive term used to describe a specific type of seafood and its characteristics. Using Latin seafood names helps to avert confusion caused by the often contradictory and multiple common names an individual may have.

Some documents use Latin seafood names in commerce: Bill Of Lading, Sales Contract, Certificate Of Origin, Invoice, Packing List, Health Certificate, Catch Certificate, Analysis Results, and so on.

Moreover, the Latin name is shown on product packaging of export orders to ensure the accuracy of the name of the products.



Some products of Black Tiger prawn/Penaeus monodon Vietnam exports


Head On Shell On Black Tiger prawn 


Cooked HOSO Black Tiger prawn 


HLSO Butterfly Black Tiger prawn 


Block Frozen HLSO Black Tiger prawn 


Easy Peeled HLSO Black Tiger prawn 


 PTO Skewered Black Tiger prawn


Peel and Deveined tail off Black Tiger prawn


Peeled and Deveined tail on Black Tiger prawn 


Headless shell on Black Tiger prawn


Breaded PDTO Black Tiger prawn


Some sizes of Black Tiger prawn can be: 6/8, 8/12, 13/15, 16/20, 21/30, 31/40, 41/50, 51/60, 61/70, 71/90

Glazing: IQF/ Block

Packing: IQF; Block; Plain; bag; IWP


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