species: Chorisquilla hystrix in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Chorisquilla hystrix

©Roy Caldwell: Chorisquilla hystrix from Lizard Island (lab photo).

©Mike Bok: Chorisquilla hystrix.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Stomatopoda
Family Protosquillidae
Genus Chorisquilla
Species Chorisquilla hystrix



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • From 1 cm to 2.8 cm (Length)



©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.
  • How, M.J., M.L. Porter, A.N. Radford, K.D. Feller, S.E. Temple, R.L. Caldwell, N.J. Marshall, T.W. Cronin and N.W. Roberts (2014). Out of the blue: the evolution of horizontally polarized signals in Haptosquilla (Crustacea, Stomatopoda, Protosquillidae), Journal of Experimental Biology, 217: 3425-3431. LIRS catalog number 1827.
  • 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.