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Squilla mantis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Stomatopoda
Superfamily: Squilloidea
Latreille, 1802 [1]
Family: Squillidae
Latreille, 1802 [1]

Squillidae is a family of mantis shrimp, the only family in the superfamily Squilloidea.[1] The type genus is Squilla.[2] It is the stomatopod family with the most genera,[2] as follows:[3]


  1. ^ a b c J. W. Martin & G. E. Davis (2001). An Updated Classification of the Recent Crustacea (PDF). Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. pp. 132 pp. 
  2. ^ a b c d Ahyong, Shane T. (4 July 2001). "Revision of the Australian Stomatopod Crustacea". Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement. 26: 1–326. doi:10.3853/j.0812-7387.26.2001.1333. 
  3. ^ WoRMS (2013). "Squillidae". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Squillidae at Wikimedia Commons