Coral Prawns

Coral prawns are made up by number of different small prawn species with one of the largest types (M. crassissima) accounting for the majority caught by trawlers in the Shark Bay fishery.


Coral prawns are considered a by-catch when trawling for larger and more valuable king and tiger prawns. Due to their small size many escape through the mesh at the cod-end of the net.


Coral prawns are often used as bait in recreational fishing, but more seafood consumers are discovery how delicious, juicy and sweet tasting these prawns actually are.

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Additional Information

Cooking Suggestions

Coral prawns are very sweet and juicy that requires minimal cooking due to their size. These prawns make a great addition to pasta dishes, light curries, stir-fry and as a pizza topping.

Health and Nutrition

Prawns are a great source of Vitamins B-6, B-12 and Niacin, which help the body produce energy, build muscle and replenish red blood cells

Handy Hint

Add frozen to your favourite recipe

Fast Face

Coral prawns are not graded ‘Run of Catch’

Recipe Card

Australian Prawn and Fennel Risotto


Garlic Butter, Parsley, Dill, Basil


Banana Prawns Scampi