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Odontodactylus scyllarus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

reef odontodactylid mantis shrimp

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Odontodactylus scyllarus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS

Classification
Malacostraca | Stomatopoda | Odontodactylidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Manning, R.B. 1998. (Ref. 92)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 17.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92)

Environment
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 99185)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description
One of the most brightly colored stomatopods; with deep blue uropods; those and other appendages lined with bright red setae (Ref 92).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives in existing burrows in shallow and rough bottom habitats, often on or near coral reefs (Ref. 92), and on reef flats at a depth of 36 m (Ref. 80410). Feeds on scyllarids; active during the day; uses its buttressed raptorial claws to smash hard-bodied prey. Largest 'smasher' (Ref. 92). Some members of the order Stomatopoda pair for life and some come together only to mate. Males produce sperm ducts rather than spermatophores; females can brood a maximum of 50,000 eggs. Life cycle: Eggs hatch to a planktonic zoea which lasts for 3 months (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses
Aquarium: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown