Welcome to the world of the stomatopod
Stomatopods are crustaceans, distantly related to crabs, shrimp, and lobster. Relatively little is known about them even though they are one of the major invertebrate predators on coral reefs, sea grass beds and sand and rubble flats.
Roy Caldwell, a biologist at UC Berkeley, has been studying stomatopods for over 30 years. In July 2001, a research team spent 10 days living underwater in the Aquarius habitat to learn more about stomatopods in their natural environment.
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Learn more about stomatopods in UCMP's Introduction to Stomatopods.
And check out Roy's List of Stomatopods for the Aquarium.