Altosquilla soelae Bruce, 1985
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Family:  Bathysquillidae (bathysquillid mantis shrimps)
Max. size:  17.4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 399 - 600 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Australia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Some members of the order Stomatopoda pair for life and some come together only to mate. Males produce sperm ducts rather than spermatophores; females can brood a maximum of 50,000 eggs. Life cycle: Eggs hatch to a planktonic zoea which lasts for 3 months (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 01.03.07

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