Definition of Mantis shrimp

1. Noun. Tropical marine burrowing crustaceans with large grasping appendages.

Exact synonyms: Mantis Crab
Group relationships: Order Stomatopoda, Stomatopoda
Generic synonyms: Stomatopod, Stomatopod Crustacean
Specialized synonyms: Mantis Prawn, Squilla



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mantis Shrimp

manticora
manticore
manticores
mantid
mantids
mantienneite
manties
mantiger
mantilla
mantillas
mantinada
mantis
mantis crab
mantis crabs
mantis prawn
mantis shrimp (current term)
mantises
mantispid
mantispids
mantissa
mantissae
mantissas
mantle
mantle-tree
mantle field
mantle layer
mantle plume
mantle sclerosis
mantle zone
mantled

Literary usage of Mantis shrimp

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1. The animal creation: A Popular Introduction to Zoology by Thomas Rymer Jones (1865)
"The mantis shrimp (Squilla mantis) is remarkable on account of the strange resemblance between its fore-legs and those of the insect Mantis, described in a ..."

2. Introduction to Zoology: A Guide to the Study of Animals ; for the Use of by Charles Benedict Davenport, Gertrude Anna Crotty Davenport (1902)
"... that the receipts for the lobster alone, taken and sold by United States fishermen, is estimated for 1892 Squilla,2 the mantis shrimp, SO mantis shrimp. ..."

3. Elements of Zoology by Charles Frederick Holder, Joseph Bassett Holder (1885)
"mantis shrimp (Squilla mantis'). two enormous faceted eyes that entirely cover the head. ... The Squilla, or mantis shrimp (Fig. 95), representing Order VI, ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"... down upon the shoulders and may be used as a veil, worn in Spain and the Spanish colonies, in Genoa, and elsewhere. mantis-shrimp (man'tis- shrimp), и. ..."

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