L. Lysiosquillina maculata

Tiger Mantis Shrimp

Spotted Smooth-mantis-shrimp

The Lysiosquillidae or banded mantis shrimps are a family of mantis shrimp, comprising some of the largest known mantis shrimp species. The most common and best known species is Lysiosquillina maculata, the zebra mantis shrimp.

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Lysiosquillina maculata, the zebra mantis shrimp, striped mantis shrimp or razor mantis, is a species of mantis shrimp found across the Indo-Pacific region from East Africa to the Galápagos and Hawaiian Islands. At a length up to 40 cm, L. maculata is the largest mantis shrimp in the world. 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. A small artisanal fishery exists for this species.

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