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Hi guys,

 

I am struggling to identify the two following crustaceans. I am guessing the crab is Charybdis_acutifrons. However I do not have a clue about the mantis shrimp. Hope someone out there is more knowledgeable :blush:. The picture of the crab was taken in Puri Jati and the mantis in Secret Bay, Bali. Do you know of a good source on the web to identify crusteceans, or it doesn't exist yet?

 

Cheers

 

Daniel

 

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Thanks for the help.

 

Would you have website with a photo of it. It seems that there isn't much documentation of that species...

 

Cheers

 

Daniel

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Is there a Crustacean expert out there that would be able to confirm the ID of the crab?

 

Cheers

 

Daniel

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From well identified stomatpod images go to Roy Caldwell's website & to the Lurker's Guide to Stomatopods http://www.blueboard.com/mantis/

 

There are a lot of crustacean sites with varyiing degrees of accuracy. At the same time there are a lot of Charybdis & related species that are very similar in appearance and each site only has a few of them listed or pictured. Why don't you contact Gary Poore at the Museum of Victoria? He's a top expert for the IP.

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From well identified stomatpod images go to Roy Caldwell's website & to the Lurker's Guide to Stomatopods http://www.blueboard.com/mantis/

 

There are a lot of crustacean sites with varyiing degrees of accuracy. At the same time there are a lot of Charybdis & related species that are very similar in appearance and each site only has a few of them listed or pictured. Why don't you contact Gary Poore at the Museum of Victoria? He's a top expert for the IP.

 

Thanks Leslie. I will contact Gary Poore. It is quite hard to identify crustaceans ain't...

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Roy Caldwell's mantis site is here:

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthropoda/cr...traca/royslist/

 

The "checkerboard" appearance of the mantis' eyes made me think immediately of Pseudosquilla ciliata. However, it will be difficult to get a definitive ID from this picture.

 

Dan

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