Stomatopod Images

Gonodactylaceus ternatensis by A Sunjian

This specimen was sold as Odontodactylus scyllarus. It is a very colorful critter, with reddish hues spread all over its greenish body. You can clearly make out the red swellings of its raptorial appendages in the pic above (I am hoping to get a macro lens soon so I can take better images). This genus can be separated from the more familiar Gonodactylus because the dorsal (upper) surface of its telson (tailfin) has a "bump" with 5 distinct ridges decorating it.

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