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Lysiosquillina maculata

Lysiosquillina maculata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Stomatopoda
Family: Lysiosquillidae
Genus: Lysiosquillina
Species: L. maculata
Binomial name
Lysiosquillina maculata
(Fabricius, 1793) [1]

Lysiosquillina maculata, the zebra mantis shrimp or striped mantis shrimp, is a species of mantis shrimp found across the Indo-Pacific region from East Africa to the Galápagos and Hawaiian Islands.[2] At a length of up to 40 cm, L. maculata is the largest mantis shrimp in the world.[2] L. maculata may be distinguished from its congener L. sulcata by the greater number of teeth on the last segment of its raptorial claw, and by the colouration of the uropodal endopod, the distal half of which is dark in L. maculata but not in L. sulcata.[3] There is a small artisanal fishery for this species.[3]


  1. ^ (J. C. Fabricius, 1793)"Lysiosquillina maculata".  
  2. ^ a b Roy Caldwell. "Lysiosquillina maculata"Species: . Roy's List of Stomatopods for the Aquarium.  
  3. ^ a b "Lysiosquillidae". The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. pp. 835–837. 

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