species: Haptosquilla trispinosa in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Haptosquilla trispinosa

©Mike Bok
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Stomatopoda
Family Protosquillidae
Genus Haptosquilla
Species Haptosquilla trispinosa



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • From 1.2 cm to 4.3 cm (Length)



Roy Caldwell provided LIRS with a list of stomatopods he collected at Lizard Island between 1986 and 1997. It includes Haptosquilla trispinosa with the note: "rubble, beach rock, 0 - 20 m".

by Anne Hoggett


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Extremely common all around the island

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.
  • Bok, M.J., M.L. Porter and T.W. Cronin (2015). Ultraviolet filters in stomatopod crustaceans: diversity, ecology and evolution, The Journal of Experimental Biology, 218: 2055-2066. LIRS catalog number 1935.
  • Bok, M.J., N.W. Roberts and T.W. Cronin (2018). Behavioural evidence for polychromatic ultraviolet sensitivity in mantis shrimp. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285: 20181384. LIRS catalog number 2265.
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