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Family: Nannosquillidae nannosquillid mantis shrimps (See list of species below)

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25 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Acanthosquilla acanthocarpus
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Acanthosquilla crosnieri
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Acanthosquilla derijardi
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Acanthosquilla multifasciata
[Mantis shrimps]
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Acanthosquilla sirindhorn
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Acanthosquilla tigrina
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Acanthosquilla wilsoni
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Alachosquilla vicina
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Austrosquilla melanocauda
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Austrosquilla middletoni
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Austrosquilla osculans
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Austrosquilla rachelae
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Austrosquilla tsangi
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Austrosquilla vercoi
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Bigelowina biminiensis
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Bigelowina phalangium
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Hadrosquilla edgari
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Hadrosquilla perpasta
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Nannosquilla californiensis
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Nannosquilla canica
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Nannosquilloides occultus
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Pullosquilla litoralis
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Pullosquilla malayensis
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Pullosquilla pardus
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Pullosquilla thomassini
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25 Species of Family Nannosquillidae
(nannosquillid mantis shrimps)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acanthosquilla acanthocarpus Indo-West Pacific.
Acanthosquilla crosnieri Eastern Central Pacific
Acanthosquilla derijardi Indo-Pacific. 7.5 TL
Acanthosquilla multifasciata Mantis shrimps Indo-Pacific 6.7 TL
Acanthosquilla sirindhorn Western Central Pacific
Acanthosquilla tigrina Indo-West Pacific
Acanthosquilla wilsoni Western Central Pacific
Alachosquilla vicina Indo-West Pacific 3.2 TL
Austrosquilla melanocauda Southwest Pacific
Austrosquilla middletoni Eastern Indian Ocean
Austrosquilla osculans Western Indian Ocean 4.3 TL
Austrosquilla rachelae Eastern Indian Ocean
Austrosquilla tsangi Indo-West Pacific
Austrosquilla vercoi Eastern Indian Ocean 5.5 TL
Bigelowina biminiensis Eastern Central Pacific a
Bigelowina phalangium Indo-West Pacific 9.4 TL
Hadrosquilla edgari Eastern Indian Ocean
Hadrosquilla perpasta Indo-West Pacific 5.7 TL
Nannosquilla californiensis Eastern Central Pacific
Nannosquilla canica Eastern Central Pacific
Nannosquilloides occultus Mediterranean Sea
Pullosquilla litoralis Indo-Pacific 1.9 TL
Pullosquilla malayensis Western Central Pacific
Pullosquilla pardus Indo-West Pacific 4.5 TL
Pullosquilla thomassini Indo-Pacific. 2 TL



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