Malaysian prawn / LoRa Photo

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Giant river prawn is found throughout the tropical and subtropical areas of the Indo-Pacific region, from India to Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. It is one of the biggest freshwater prawns in the world.

It is also known as the freshwater scampi (India), or cherabin (Australia). Locally, it is known as Golda Chingri in Bangladesh, udang galah in Indonesia and Malaysia, uwang or ulang in the Philippines, and koong mae nam or koong ghram gram in Thailand.