Stomatopod Images

Photograph by Dr. Roy Caldwell

Blue daggers: Neogonodactyus curacaoensis

In July 2001, Dr Roy Caldwell led an underwater “mission” in the Aquarius habitat that was devoted entirely to Stomatopods. The Aquarius is the world’s only operational underwater habitat being used for basic research on marine systems. More information on their exciting research is found in the web site "Secrets of the Stomatopod: an Underwater Research Adventure".

The beautiful critter above is a coral-living smasher in full threat display mode. Dr Caldwell notes that it is one of the more behaviorally interesting stomatopods around.

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