Common name: None
Functional type: Spearer
Range: North Carolina to Brazil
Habitat: Sand bars and sand flats
Depth: Low intertidal to at least 5 m
Diet: Shrimp, small crabs, small fish
Size: 1-7 cm
Color: One of the few sexually color dimorphic stomatopods, males are light grayish tan while females are dark brown or olive with a tortoise shell appearance
Distinguishing Characters: Rostral plate cordiform. Body loosely articulated; raptorial dactyl with 15-17 teeth.
Activity: Appears to hunt from burrow entrance day and night.
Suitability for Aquarium: Hardy, but reclusive
Availability: Common on sand flats off the southeastern coast of the U.S. Easily collected at low tide using commercial yabby pumps. Can be special ordered from some marine collectors in Florida.