Odontodactylus scyllarus (peacock mantis shrimp)
Closeup of a stomatopod crustacean (mantis shrimp) Odontodactylus scyllarus taken in the Andaman Sea off Thailand in February, 2008.
Date 14 February 2008, 15:05:03
Source originally posted to Flickr as Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus Scyllarus) http://flickr.com/photos/37707866@N00/2276197031
Author Silke Baron http://flickr.com/photos/37707866@N00
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).