Oratosquilla oratoria (De Haan, 1844)
Japanese squillid mantis shrimp
Oratosquilla oratoria
photo by Chan, Tim-Yan

Family:  Squillidae (squillid mantis shrimps)
Max. size:  18.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; brackish; marine; depth range 10 - 100 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: from Vietnam to northern Japan, south to Bohol, Philippines. Introduced to Australia and New Zealand.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Maximum depth from Ref. 80410. Demersal (Ref. 105264). Burrows in near-shore level-bottom substrates (Ref. 92) in sheltered embayment or estuaries (Ref. 3099). Occurs in muddy bottoms of bays and inlets (Ref. 105263). Feeds mainly on crustaceans, mollusks, polychaetes, and fish; occasionally on plant materials (Ref. 105093).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Dar, Christine - 13.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 19.11.20

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