species: Gonodactylellus annularis in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Gonodactylellus annularis

©Roy Caldwell: Gonodactylellus annularis (aquarium photo).
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Stomatopoda
Family Gonodactylidae
Genus Gonodactylellus
Species Gonodactylellus annularis



Distinguishing features

"Broad white bands across the carapace and raptorial merus, 1st abdominal somite and 6th abdominal somite — anterior telson and uropods; white patches on the 1st maxillipeds."

"Brown or green with three white transverse bands."

Lives in "cavities in hard substrate".

Quotes from Roy's List accessed 13 Oct 2018, link below.


  • Up to 2.2 cm (length according to Roy's List accessed 13 Oct 2018, link below)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

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.
  • 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.