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Lysiosquilla hoevenii   (Herklots, 1851)

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

Malacostraca | Stomatopoda | Lysiosquillidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Demersal; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 436).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Off West Africa, from the Cape Verde Islands; Senegal to Angola.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 27.0 cm BL male/unsexed; (Ref. 417); common length : 20.0 cm BL male/unsexed; (Ref. 436)

Short description Morphology

A moderately large to very large stomatopod. Body conspicuously flattened, smooth, lacking ridges or spines except for the tail region; 6th abdominal segment and telson; which is prickly with small bumps or tubercles. Telson with a raised, elongate boss medially, but without a median ridge. Rostral plate broader than long, with a low median crest on its anterior third. Claws very large, often longer than carapace and armed with 10 to 12 sharp spines on the terminal segment. Color: marked with light and dark cross bands (Ref. 436).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in shallow water (Ref. 436). 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 (Ref. 833).

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

Schneider, W. 1990. (Ref. 417)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Mass conversion

Internet sources

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

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (17 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown