Painted Mantis Shrimp

Odontodactylus scyllarus
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Odontodactylus scyllarus
Other names Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Harlequin Mantis Shrimp, Clown Mantis Shrimp, Rainbow Mantis Shrimp
Size Up to 18 cm (7.1 in)
Weight Under .10 kg (.22 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal waters burrowing in sandy & rubble areas next to coral reefs
Depth Range 3 - 40 m (10 - 131 ft)
Painted Mantis Shrimp Distribution
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