Quantcast
Last updated on April 19, 2014 at 18:42 EDT
Odontodactylus Cultrifer Mantis Shrimp Image 2
1886 of 3476

Odontodactylus Cultrifer Mantis Shrimp (Image 2)

July 2, 2010
Odontodactylus Cultrifer Mantis Shrimp (Image 2) A male Odontodactylus Cultrifer mantis shrimp. Mantis shrimp or stomatopods are an ancient group of marine predators that are only distantly related to other more familiar crustaceans, such as crabs, shrimp and lobsters. While most occur in shallow tropical marine waters, a few species are found in more temperate seas. Although they care called mantis shrimp, they are neither shrimp nor mantid (a species of insect), but received their name due to their resemblance to both praying mantis and shrimp. Mantis shrimp appear in a variety of colors, from shades of browns to bright neon colors. (Date of Image: 2004-2008) [Image 2 of 7 related images. See Image 3.]