Odontodactylus scyllarus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reef odontodactylid mantis shrimp

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Stomatopoda | Odontodactylidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 99185).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 17.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92)

Short description Morphology

One of the most brightly colored stomatopods; with deep blue uropods; those and other appendages lined with bright red setae (Ref 92).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Intertidal to subtidal (Ref. 106854). Lives in existing burrows in shallow and rough bottom habitats, often on or near coral reefs (Ref. 92), and on reef flats at a depth of 36 m (Ref. 80410). Feeds on scyllarids; active during the day; uses its buttressed raptorial claws to smash hard-bodied prey. Largest 'smasher' (Ref. 92).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Some members of the order Stomatopoda pair for life and some come together only to mate. Males produce sperm ducts rather than spermatophores; females can brood a maximum of 50,000 eggs. Life cycle: Eggs hatch to a planktonic zoea which lasts for 3 months.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Manning, R.B. 1998. (Ref. 92)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 130435)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans


Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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More information

Common names
Egg development
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | Fishipedia | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.3 - 29, mean 28 (based on 1610 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Price category (Ref. 80766): Unknown.