A total of five species belonging to two genera
of one family were recorded from the depots and market
of Hinthada Township during the study period from
June 2008 to May 2009. Most of the prawn species were
caught throughout the year round in Htay Win Market
but Macrobrachium javanicum and Exopalaemon
styliferus was not recorded in Shwe Myint Zu and Phoe
Mun fishery depots through the study period. Total
catch quantity was 7426.1 kg. In this quantity, M.
lamarrei was found to be the highest which was followed
by M. idae and M. scabriculum. Highest catch quantity
was recorded in September. Total catch number of
Exopalaemon styliferus was the highest followed by M.
lamarrei and M. javanicum. Total catch number of
prawn was the highest in September. Wet season (Jun to
September) was observed to the most abundance season
for prawn species. Seasonal abundance of the recorded
prawn species showed no significant difference (p>0.05)
with weather parameter (rainfall) although significant
difference (p>0.05) was observed in the species
E. styliferus in the year 2008 – 2009.
Keywords : Seasonal Abundance, Freshwater, Prawn.