Stomatopods in Film
Human beings, just like stomatopods, are exceedingly
visually-oriented animals, and so I decided to include a section
on films which portray mantis shrimps, either as the main subject
or simply as part of the overall action. Please note that I have
included reviews in the following pages, so you should not view
them if you think your enjoyment will be spoiled later while
watching the films.
- Fastest Claws in the West
(Review by ASJ - November 14, 2002).
- Australia's Reef Warriors
(Travel Channel, January 2001 --- Preview by D. Vance)
- Predators and Prey
(Discovery Channel, October 1998)
- Cephalopods: Incredible
- Secrets of the Ocean Realm:
Cathedral in the Sea (March 25,1998)
- Trials of Life: Fighting
- Fastest Claw in the West
(preview by Dr. Roy Caldwell).
- Behavior of the mantis shrimp Gonodactylus bredini.
Film produced by the Institute fur den Wissenshaftlichen
Film, Gottingen, Germany (Encyclopedia
Cinematorgraphica). 1968. Dingle, H., R. L. Caldwell, and
- Shot it in Bermuda in 1966. A short, black and
white film, all tank work, that still has some of
the best footage available including a female Neogonodactylus
bredini brooding larvae.
- Animal Minds. Film produced by John Rubin, National
Geographic Television. 1995. (R. Caldwell, scientific
- Has a segment focusing on molting and bluffing in
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