Mantis shrimps are commonly separated into two distinct groups determined by the manner of claws they possess,the Smashers and the Spearers.are predators.They are aggressive and live typically solitary.
$alt functional type: Smasher
Habitat: Coral reefs; often found in cavities in live coral. Often has more than one cavity.
Colour: Brown, olive or light green; white spots on back; telson carinae and teeth green or bluish green; raptorial dactyl blue; meral spot white. Orange area at base of the eyestalks. Eat very small crustaceans and gastropods.
Gonodactylus oerstedii var. curacaoensis Schmitt, 1924 (Basionym)