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Mantis squillid

Order Stomatopoda
Family Squillidae

Marine stomatopod crustacean. Compressed body, with well-marked longitudinal ridges. Chelipeds transformed into large prehensile legs, with the dactyl very developed and armed with six fine teeth. Light brown color. Telson yellowish, with two brown circular patches surrounded by white and the bluish border. Up to 20 cm in length.

Characteristics
FAO code
MTS
Specie
Squilla mantis
Type
Crustaceans
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Heuschreckenkrebs
France Squille
Italy Pannocchia
Portugal Zagaia-castanheta
United Kingdom Mantis squillid
Japan Shako
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Gillnets
Trawls

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