species: Gonodactylus chiragra in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Gonodactylus chiragra

©Roy Caldwell

©Roy Caldwell
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Stomatopoda
Family Gonodactylidae
Genus Gonodactylus
Species Gonodactylus chiragra



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • From 0.9 cm to 10.5 cm (Length)



Roy Caldwell provided LIRS with a list of stomatopods he collected at Lizard Island between 1986 and 1997. It includes Gonodactylus chiragra with the note: "beach rock, reef flat, upper low tide line".

by Anne Hoggett


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: This species is common on the reef flat at Coconut Beach

Web resources


  • Ahyong, S.T. (2001). Revision of the stomatopod Crustacea, Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement, 26: 1-326. LIRS catalog number LIRS 2099.
  • Blanco, M.M. and S.N. Patek (2014). Muscle trade-offs in a power-amplified prey capture system. Evolution, 68: 1399-1414. LIRS catalog number 1777.
  • Patek, S.N., M.V. Rosario and J.R.A. Taylor (2012). Comparative spring mechanics in mantis shrimp. Journal of Experimental Biology, doi: 10.1242/jeb.078998. LIRS catalog number 1592.
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