Resources

Books

Ensminger, Peter J. Life Under the Sun. London and New York: Academic Press, 1997.

Hof, Cees H. J. "The Taphonomy, Fossil Record, and Phylogeny of Stomatopod Crustaceans." PhD diss. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam, 1998.

Reaka, M. L., ed. The Ecology of Coral Reefs. Rockville, MD: NOAA Undersea Research Program, 1985.

Steger, R. "The Behavioral Ecology of a Panamanian Population of the Stomatopod, Gonodactylus bredini (Manning)." PhD diss. Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, 1985.

Periodicals

Ahyong, S. T. "Phylogenetic Analysis of the Stomatopoda (Malacostraca)." Journal of Crustacean Biology 17, no. 4 (1997): 695-715.

-. "Revision of the Australian Stomatopod Crustacea."

Records of the Australian Museum Supplement 26 (2001): 1-326.

Ahyong, S. T., and C. Harling. "The Phylogeny of the Stomatopod Crustacea." Australian Journal of Zoology 48 (2000): 607-642.

Caldwell, R. L. "Interspecific Chemically Mediated

Recognition in Two Competing Stomatopods." Marine Behavioral Physiology 8 (1985): 189-197.

-. "Recognition, Signalling and Reduced Aggression between Former Mates in a Stomatopod." Animal Behavior 44 (1992): 1-19.

-. "A Test of Individual Recognition in the Stomatopod Gonodactylus festae." Animal Behavior 33 (1985): 101-106.

Caldwell, R. L., and H. Dingle. "Stomatopods." Scientific American 234 (1975): 80-89.

Cronin, T. W., N. J. Marshall, R. L. Caldwell, and N. Shashar. "Specialization of Retinal Function in the Compound Eyes of Mantis Shrimps." Vision Research 34 (1994): 2639-2656.

Erdmann, M. V., and R. L. Caldwell. "Stomatopod

Crustaceans as Bioindicatiors of Marine Pollution Stress on Coral Reefs." Proceedings of the 8th International Coral Reef Symposium 33 (1997): 1521-1526.

Full, R., K. Earls, M. Wong, and R. Caldwell. "Locomotion Like a Wheel?" Nature 365 (1993): 495.

Hof, C. H. J. "Fossil Stomatopods (Crustacea: Malacostraca) and their Phylogenetic Impact." Journal of Natural History 32 (1998): 1567-1576.

Land M. F., N. J. Marshall, D. Brownless, and T. W. Cronin. "The Eye Movements of the Mantis Shrimp Odontodactylus scyllarus (Crustacea: Stomatopods)." Journal of Comparative Physiology 167 (1990): 155-166.

Manning, R. B. "Stomatopod Crustacea of Vietnam: The Legacy of Raoul Serene." Crustacean Research, Special Edition No. 4 (1995).

"Biogeography of Deep-sea Stomatopod Crustacea, Family Bathysquillidae." Progress in Oceanography 24 (1990): 31-316.

Marshall, N. J. "A Unique Color and Polarization Vision System in Mantis Shrimps." Nature 333 (1988): 557-560.

Marshall N. J., M. F. Land, C. A. King, and T. W. Cronin. "The Compound Eyes of Mantis Shrimps (Crustacea, Hoplocarida, Stomatopoda). I. Compound Eye Structure: The Detection of Polarised Light." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B 334 (1991): 33-56.

Marshall N. J., M. F. Land, C. A. King, and T. W. Cronin. "The Compound Eyes of Mantis Shrimps (Crustacea, Hoplocarida, Stomatopoda). II. Color Pigments in the Eyes of Stomatopod Crustaceans: Polychromatic Vision by Serial and Lateral Filtering." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B 334 (1991): 57-84.

Reaka M. J. "On Learning and Living in Holes by Mantis Shrimp." Animal Behavior 28 (1980): 111-115.

Other

"Lurker's Guide to Stomatopods." July 27, 2003 [August 1, 2003]. <http://www.blueboard.com/mantis/index.htm>.

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Phylum Arthropoda

Subphylum Crustacea

Class Malacostraca

Order Bathynellacea

Number of families 2

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Small, worm-like, blind Crustacea with head, thorax, and abdomen. Thorax with seven pairs of walking legs and a reduced eighth one, which in the male is transformed for copulatory purposes. Abdomen with one pair of appendages on the last segment, one pair on the first, and very rarely also one pair on the second segment.

Illustration: Notobathynella williamsi. (Illustration by John Megahan)

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