Tiger Prawns are brown with distinct dark bands. There are 7-8 spines on top of the rostrum and 2-3 spines on the underside.
Black Tiger Prawns can reach 35 cm in length and 150 g in weight. However, they are commonly harvested at 10-13 cm.
Black Tiger Prawns are occasionally trawled off the coasts of Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland, out to depths of 150 m. However, most are produced by Aquaculture. In NSW, Tiger Prawns are grown at a number of north coast Prawn Farms.