species: Fallosquilla fallax in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Fallosquilla fallax

©Roy Caldwell: Fallosquilla fallax from Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Stomatopoda
Family Squillidae
Genus Fallosquilla
Species Fallosquilla fallax



Distinguishing features

"Raptorial dactyl with 4 or 5 teeth, base of dactyl with pronounced blade; carapace with anterolateral spines."

"Tan and cream body with yellow, brown and white chromatophores; raptorial dactyl outer margin light tan."

Both quotes from Roy's List accessed 9 Oct 2018, link below.


  • Up to 6 cm (length according to Roy's List accessed 9 Oct 2018, link below)



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