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Hello,

 

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

 

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_mg_8124_mantis_shrimv9ymk.jpg

 

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!

 

Cheers,

 

waso

 

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

 

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

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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

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

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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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Hi Brian,

 

thanks for your help!

Your arguments are convincing and I name it Odontodactylus latirostris.

 

Cheers,

 

waso

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