order Stomatopoda

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Related to order Stomatopoda: order Euphausiacea, mantis shrimp, mantis prawn
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Noun1.order Stomatopoda - mantis shrimps
animal order - the order of animals
class Crustacea, Crustacea - class of mandibulate arthropods including: lobsters; crabs; shrimps; woodlice; barnacles; decapods; water fleas
stomatopod, stomatopod crustacean - a kind of crustacean
mantis crab, mantis shrimp - tropical marine burrowing crustaceans with large grasping appendages
family Squillidae, Squillidae - crustaceans that burrow in mud or under stones in shallow water along the seashore
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Neither a mantis or a shrimp, the mantis shrimp is a marine creature (from the order Stomatopoda, with about 400 known species, all in the same suborder Unipeltata) which is known for a host of unusual properties, such as a (http://www.ibtimes.com/mantis-shrimp-biomimicry-stomatopods-dactyl-club-could-inspire-aerospace-materials-2641888) club-like appendage that packs one of the most powerful strikes for any animal.
Both decapods (order Decapoda) and stomatopods (order Stomatopoda) belong to the same class of crustaceans (class Malacostraca).