Family Odontodactylidae - odontodactylid mantis shrimps

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Malacostraca
  No. of Genera in Ref
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1
  No. of Species in Ref
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8
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
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Body smooth, lacking longitudinal ridges or carinae anterior to terminal abdominal somite (= telson); telson with distinct median longitudinal carina; eyes subglobular, cornea not bilobed; raptorial claw short, with dactylus heavily buttressed, swollen basally. Four species of Odontodactylus occur in Western Central Pacific,, only 1 of which, O. scyllarus, is large and common enough to occasionally be found in markets (Ref. 346).
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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
                    [ e.g. cephalopods]


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