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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Stomatopoda
Superfamily: Parasquilloidea
Ahyong & Harling, 2000 [1]
Family: Parasquillidae
Manning, 1995 [2]
Parasquilla haani painted by Kawahara Keiga in the period 1823 - 1829. Siebold Collection.

Parasquillidae is a family of mantis shrimp containing the three genera Faughnia, Parasquilla and Pseudosquillopsis.[3] It was previously included in the superfamily Gonodactyloidea, but that group was found to be paraphyletic, and a new superfamily, Parasquilloidea was erected.[4]


  1. ^ "Parasquilloidea Ahyong & Harling, 2000". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved March 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Parasquillidae Manning, 1995". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved March 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ Shane T. Ahyong & J.K. Lowry (2001). "Parasquillidae". Stomatopoda: Families. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ Shane T. Ahyong & Simon N. Jarman (2009). "Stomatopod Interrelationships: preliminary results based on analysis of three molecular loci" (PDF). Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny. 67 (1): 91–98. 

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