Stomatopoda — Caridoida

  • Peter Ax
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Abstract

Large marine crustaceans with bodies that can reach up to 40 cm. The mantis shrimps live on the sea floor in cracks and crevices, in which as carnivores they lie in wait for their prey. Their main geographical range is in the tropics and subtropics.

Keywords

Adductor Muscle Clarification Cephalon 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Ax
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  1. 1.Institute for Zoology and AnthropologyUniversity of GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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