Tetrasquilla

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Tetrasquilla
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Stomatopoda
Family: Tetrasquillidae
Genus: Tetrasquilla
Manning & Chace, 1990[1]
Species: T. mccullochae
Binomial name
Tetrasquilla mccullochae
(Schmitt, 1940)[2]
Synonyms[3][4]
  • Lysiosquilla mccullochae Schmitt, 1940
  • Heterosquilloides mccullochae (Schmitt, 1940)
  • Heterosquilla jonesi Shanbhogue, 1971

Tetrasquilla is a genus of mantis shrimp containing a single species, Tetrasquilla mccullochae. It is the only known pantropical stomatopod.[3] The specific epithet commemorates Dr. Irene A. McCulloch, professor of zoology of the University of Southern California.[5]

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