Heiploeg uses the family name Penaeidae to denominate a group of tropical wild catch prawns and shrimp, sold in a mix as they are caught (pinks and browns) or by specific species such as P. Stylifera (Karikadi), Indian Flowers, deep sea reds.
Wild catch tropical prawns
East coast India: June-April - West coast India: August-June
330,152 T (total sea catch from India in 2009; source: FAO)
So far, there are no tropical prawn fisheries in India with a sustainability certification.