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Mantis shrimps

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 Mantis shrimp, Hemisquilla californiensis
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Relationships after Ahyong & Harling 2000.
Containing group: Malacostraca

Other Names for Stomatopoda


Ahyong, S. T. 1997. Phylogenetic analysis of the Stomatopoda (Malacostraca). Journal of Crustacean Biology 17:695-715.

Ahyong, S. T., 2001. Revision of the Australian Stomatopod Crustacea. Records of the Australian Museum Supplement 26: 1-326.

Ahyong, S. T. and C. Harling. 2000. The phylogeny of the stomatopod Crustacea. Australian Journal of Zoology 48:607-642.

Barber, P. H. and M. V. Erdmann. 2000. Molecular systematics of the Gonodactylidae (Stomatopoda) using mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase C (subunit 1) DNA sequence data. Journal of Crustacean Biology 20(Special Issue):20-36.

Caldwell, R. L. and H. Dingle. 1975. Stomatopods. Scientific American 234:80-89.

Camp, D. K. 1986. Observations on Nannosquilla, with descriptions of three new species from the northwestern Atlantic (Crustacea: Stomatopoda). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 444:17pp.

Dittel, A. 1991. Distribution, abundance and sexual composition of stomatopod crustacea in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica. Journal or Crustacean Biology 11:269-276.

Geary, D. H., W. D. Allmon, and M. L. Reaka-Kudla. 1991. Stomatopod predation on fossil gastropods from the Plio-Pleistocene of Florida. Journal of Paleontology 65:355-360.

Hof, C. H. J. 1998. Fossil stomatopods (Crustacea : Malacostraca) and their phylogenetic impact. Journal of Natural History 32:1567-1576.

Jenner, R. A., C. H. J. Hof, and F. R. Schram. 1998. Palaeo- and archaeostomatopods (Hoplocarida: Crustacea) from the Bear Gulch Limestone, Mississippian (Namurian), of Central Montana. Contributions to Zoology 67:155-185.

Kropp, R. K. and J. H. Dominguez. 1990. Mesacturus dicrurus, an unusual new stomatopod crustacean from Micronesia. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 103:372-375.

Lewinsohn, C. and R. B. Manning. 1980. Stomatopod Crustacea from the eastern Mediterranean . Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 305:22pp.

Manning, R. B. 1969. Notes on some stomatopod Crustacea from Southern Africa. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 1:17pp.

Manning, R. B. 1978. New and rare stomatopod Crustacea from the Indo-West-Pacific region. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 264:36pp.

Manning, R. B. 1978. Notes on some species of the Falcatus group of Gonodactylus (Crustacea, Stomatopoda, Gonodactylidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 258:15pp.

Manning, R. B. 1980. The superfamilies, families, and genera of Recent Stomatopod Crustacea, with diagnoses of six new families. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 93:362-372.

Manning, R. B. 1986. Notes on some Stomatopod Crustacea from the Sinai Peninsula, Red Sea. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 433:19pp.

Manning, R. B. 1991. Stomatopod Crustacea collected by the Galathea Expedition, 1950-1952, with a list of Stomatopoda known from depths below 400 meters. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 521:18pp.

Manning, R. B. 1995. Stomatopod Crustacea of Vietnam: The Legacy of Raoul Serčne. Crustacean Research, special number 4. The Carcinological Society of Japan, Tokyo, 339pp.

Manning, R. B. and D. K. Camp. 2001. A new genus of stomatopod from the Caribbean Sea (Stomatopoda: Squillidae). Journal of Crustacean Biology 21:202-204.

Manning, R. B., R. K. Kropp, and J. H. Dominguez. 1990. Biogeography of deep-sea stomatopod Crustacea, Family Bathysquillidae. Progress in Oceanography 24:311-316.

Marshall, N.J. 1988. A unique colour and polarization vision system in mantis shrimps. Nature 333:557-560.

Miller, A. D. and C. M. Austin. 2006. The complete mitochondrial genome of the mantid shrimp Harpiosquilla harpax, and a phylogenetic investigation of the Decapoda using mitochondrial sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 38(3):565-574.

Müller, H.-G. 1994. World catalogue and bibliography of the Recent Stomatopoda. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, Berlin.

Patek, S. N., W. L. Korff, and R. L. Caldwell. 2004. Biomechanics: Deadly strike mechanism of a mantis shrimp. Nature 428:819 - 820.

Schotte, M. and R. B. Manning. 1993. Stomatopod Crustacea from Tobago, West Indies. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 106:566-581.

Schram, R. F. 1977. Paleozoogeography of Late Paleozoic and Triassic Malacostraca. Systematic Zoology 26:367-379.

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Scientific Name Lysiosquilla maculata
Location captive
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source トラフシャコ Lysiosquilla maculata (Fabricius, 1973)
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License - Version 2.5.
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Mantis shrimp, Hemisquilla californiensis
Scientific Name Hemisquilla californiensis (Gonodactylidae)
Comments Mantis shrimp
Creator Photograph by Alden M. Johnson
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Collection CalPhotos
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