The Squilla, a tropical marine burrowing crustacean with huge grasping appendages. Also referred to as mantis crab and mantis prawn.
A stomatopodous crustacean of this household Squillidæ, as Squilla mantis or S. empusa: so-called from the similarity towards the insect called mantis. See Gonodactylus, Squilla. Also called mantis-crab and locust-shrimp.
A læmodipodous crustacean of household Caprellidæ, as Caprella linearis; a specter-shrimp: so named for the same reason as above.
tropical marine burrowing crustaceans with huge grasping appendages