Clorida decorata   Wood-Mason,  1875 (Mantis Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Image copyrights: Mantis shrimps in Hong Kong waters

Size: Total length 59-83 mm

Eyes very small, cornea bilobed, stalk greatly expanded. Rostrum broader at base, apex rounded. Carapace strongly narrowed anteriorly, anterolateral angles with short inwardly curved spines. Dactylus of raptorial claw with 5 teeth, outer margin with strong angular projection. Lateral processes of thoracic somites single lobed, 5th produced into an anteriorly directed spine. Telson broader than long, dorsal surface with tubercles. Bifurcated process of uropodal protopod with a broad rounded lobe on outer margin.

Synonym (s)
Clorida juxtadecorata Makarov, 1979
(Junior synonym)
Clorida decorata Manning, 1968

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Coastal


• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 05/03/1988)
• West Bengal, Fraserganj INDIA (Record: 09/12/1965)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Ghosh, HC (1995) Stomatopoda: Crustacea Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 179-189 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Mantis shrimps in Hong Kong waters Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Roy, MK (2010) Diversity and Distribution of Crustacea Fauna in wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 147-187 Available at - NIO,Goa

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