Odontodactylus scyllarus (peacock mantis shrimp)
English: Picture of peacock mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus). Taken at Tasik Ria house reef. Manado, Indonesia.
Français : Squille multicolore. Photo prise sur le récif Tasik Ria dans les Célèbes, en Indonésie.
Date October 2006
Author Jens Petersen
Odontodactylus scyllarus, known as the peacock mantis shrimp, harlequin mantis shrimp, painted mantis shrimp, or clown mantis shrimp, is a large mantis shrimp native to the Indo-Pacific from Guam to East Africa. In the saltwater aquarium trade, it is both prized for its attractiveness and considered by others to be a dangerous pest. Order: Stomatopoda, Family: Odontodactylidae, Genus: Odontodactylus, Species: Odontodactylus scyllarus (Linnaeus, 1758).