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Pseudosquillana richeri Mantis Shrimp Image 6
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Pseudosquillana richeri Mantis Shrimp (Image 6)

July 2, 2010
Pseudosquillana richeri Mantis Shrimp (Image 6) A female Pseudosquillana richeri 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 6 of 7 related images. See Image 7.]