species: Odontodactylus latirostris in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Odontodactylus latirostris

©Roy Caldwell: Odontodactylus latirostris, aquarium photo.

©Roy Caldwell: Odontodactylus latirostris, aquarium photo.

©Anne Hoggett: Odontodactylus latirostris in Watson's Bay, Lizard Island, off Chinaman's Ridge, 16 metres depth, at night.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Stomatopoda
Family Odontodactylidae
Genus Odontodactylus
Species Odontodactylus latirostris



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • From 2 cm to 8 cm (length according to Roy's List accessed 13 Oct 2018, link below)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Can be found reliably in water deeper than 20 metres off Bird Islet on rubble/sand bottom according to Roy Caldwell.

Web resources


  • Garcia, M., C. Edmiston, R. Marinov, A. Vail and V. Gruev (2017). Bio-inspired color-polarization imager for real-time in situ imaging. Optica, 4(10): 1263-1271. LIRS catalog number 2102.
  • 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.