Mantis Shrimp, Pseudosquilla ciliata

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Description

Pseudosquilla ciliata is one of the mantis shrimps that we occasionally collect here in the Keys.  This is a Pseudosquilla ciliata,. and it is considered a “spearer” shrimp.   This species of shrimp can vary in appearance quite a bit, from the more common lime green to a bright red to green with a white stripe.
Mantis shrimp are very aggressive and are usually reserved for a species only tank.  I would not recommend mixing them with any other fish, shrimp, crab, or thin-shelled snail.  I would also not recommend handling them, they are called thumb splitters for a good reason.  For more information on mantis shrimp, go to Dr. Roy Caldwell’s excellent site dedicated exclusively to mantis shrimp.

Small: <1.5 inches

Normal: >1.5 to 2.5 inches

Large: >2.5 inches

Additional information

Weight 0.1 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in
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