species: Raoulserenea komaii in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Raoulserenea komaii

©Cassy Thompson: This specimen from Lizard Island is probably Raoulserenea komaii (thanks to Shane Ahyong for tentative id).
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Stomatopoda
Family Pseudosquillidae
Genus Raoulserenea
Species Raoulserenea komaii



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


Interesting facts

  • This appears to be the first record of this species from the Great Barrier Reef. It was found in the LIRS display tank. It probably came in with coral or rubble, or through the water supply as a larva.


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Extremely rare. Stomatopod biologists have collected extensively at Lizard Island for decades and have never found this species.

Web resources


  • Porter, M.L., Y. Zhang, S. Desai, R.L. Caldwell and T.W. Cronin (2010). Evolution of anatomical and physiological specialization in the compound eyes of stomatopod crustaceans. Journal of Experimental Biology, 213: 3473-3486. LIRS catalog number 1736.