mantis prawn

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Related to mantis prawn: praying mantis, Stomatopoda
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Noun1.mantis prawn - a kind of mantis shrimpmantis prawn - a kind of mantis shrimp    
mantis crab, mantis shrimp - tropical marine burrowing crustaceans with large grasping appendages
genus Squilla - type genus of the family Squillidae
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Dubbed the Mantis Prawn because of its astonishing speed - it takes as little as five thousandths of a second to catch its prey - the predator lives in large numbers in Sydney harbour.
The newly discovered killer, a mantis prawn, can grow to between 9in and 16in long.
She samples giant mantis prawns, sh head curry and Malaysia's most popular dish, Nasi Lemak.