species: Busquilla plantei in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Busquilla plantei

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



Distinguishing features

"Large, smooth bilobed eyes; Strongly polarized patches of red and orange on raptorial merus and tergites; uropodal exopod with dark red distal patch on proximal segment extending onto inner half of distal segment."

"Grey with pink and orange polarized patches on raptorial merus and abdominal tergites; red intersegmental lines; red spot anterior meral saddle; yellowish telson spines."

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


  • From 1.5 cm to 7 cm (length according to Roy's List accessed 9 Oct 2018, link below)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

Makes simple U-shaped burrows in open, soft, sandy substrates in 5 to 30 m depth (Roy's List accessed 9 Oct 2018, link below).

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