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#1 waso

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:26 PM

Hello,

 

doubtlessly this is a boxing mantis shrimp, but which species?

 

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It was a bit smaller than Odontodactylus scyllarus (Peacock Mantis Shrimp) - the photos were made at Lembeh.

 

Does anybody have an idea?

Thanks in advance!

 

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waso

 


Edited by waso, 19 March 2017 - 02:27 PM.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:45 PM

Looks a lot like Odontodactylus latirostris (Pink-Eared Mantis)

 

Beautiful photos - I love the lighting. Were you using a snoot?


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:07 PM

Thank you, Brian!

 

I was already considering Odontodactylus latirostris, but non of the images I found in the www showed such a cyan carapax.

Do you have a link to pictures, showing this color?

 

Thanks for the compliment - yes, I was snooting, but sort of a 'wide angle' (selfmade) snoot. ;-)

 

Cheers,

 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:30 PM

Nice shot
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:17 AM

I agree - very nice shots.  I'd love to get some this good.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:00 PM

Thank you, Brian!

 

I was already considering Odontodactylus latirostris, but non of the images I found in the www showed such a cyan carapax.

Do you have a link to pictures, showing this color?

 

Thanks for the compliment - yes, I was snooting, but sort of a 'wide angle' (selfmade) snoot. ;-)

 

Cheers,

 

waso

 

Waso,

 

Even though the carapce coloring might not exactly match online pics, here is the desc. from Reef Creature Ident. - 
"Size: up to 8cm; Smasher, female antennal scales pink to purplish males red; body mottled greenish brown with reddish highlights; pink and red uropods."

So I think the size, plus the uropods, plus the other description makes it a pretty close match.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:26 PM

Hi Brian,

 

thanks for your help!

Your arguments are convincing and I name it Odontodactylus latirostris.

 

Cheers,

 

waso


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