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Gonodactylus chiragra    

Mantis shrimp


Zoe Reynolds (2011)

 

 

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Brief Summary:

The mantis shrimp is only distantly related to crabs and prawns. Neither a shrimp nor praying mantis, its name is given purely due to its appearance (Debelius 2001). Gonodactylus chiragra attack and smash prey (crabs, snapping shrimps, gastropods) with a pair of calcified, inflated claws (Reaka & Manning 1981). They are aggressive, active predators and can be found in the intertidal zone hiding in coral rubble or rock bench.

                                       



Classification

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Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Malacostraca
Order
Stomatopoda
Superfamily
Gonodactyloidea
Family
Gonodactylidae
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Malacostraca
Order
Stomatopoda
Superfamily
Gonodactyloidea
Family
Gonodactylidae
Genus
Gonodactylus
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Malacostraca
Order
Stomatopoda
Superfamily
Gonodactyloidea
Family
Gonodactylidae
Genus
Gonodactylus
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Malacostraca
Order
Stomatopoda
Superfamily
Gonodactyloidea
Family
Gonodactylidae
Genus
Gonodactylus