Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to stomatopod: Stomatopoda


[From New Latin Stomatopoda, order name : stomato- (from the fact that the first five pairs of thoracic legs are bent towards the mouth and used in feeding ) + -pod.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(ˈstɒmətəˌpɒd; ˈstəʊ-)
(Animals) any marine crustacean of the order Stomatopoda, having abdominal gills: subclass Malacostraca. The group includes the mantis shrimp
[C19: via New Latin from Greek stoma mouth + -podos, pous foot]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(stoʊˈmæt əˌpɒd)

mantis shrimp; squilla.
[1875–80; < New Latin Stomatopoda; see stomato-, -pod]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stomatopod - a kind of crustacean
crustacean - any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
order Stomatopoda, Stomatopoda - mantis shrimps
mantis crab, mantis shrimp - tropical marine burrowing crustaceans with large grasping appendages
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Ramadan (1936) listed the decapod and stomatopod crustaceans from the Egyptian coasts, Red Sea, including seven porcellaniids: Pachycheles sculptus (H.
Distribution, abundance and sexual composition of stomatopod Crustacea in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica.
One aquatic invertebrate group that likely uses color signals is the stomatopod group (mantis shrimps).
Miserez et al., "The stomatopod dactyl club: a formidable damage-tolerant biological hammer," Science, vol.
Bivalvia larvae were observed in spring, summer and autumn and stomatopod were observed in spring, summer and autumn.
(252) showed profound changes in benthic community composition, involving the recruitment of formerly rare and seasonal species (algae, a brachiopod, and polychaete worms) and tropical species (polychaete worms, a cirriped, stomatopod, crabs, shrimp, a gastropod, and bivalves) to the dead mussel assemblages mentioned above.
The peacock mantis shrimp, or stomatopod, is a 4- to 6-inch-long rainbow-colored crustacean with a fist-like club that accelerates underwater faster than a 22-calibur bullet.
The eye of a stomatopod crustacean operates as an achromatic quarter wave retarder in the visible wavelength region due to its internal non-typical composition.
Caldwell, "Cavity occupation and defensive behaviour in the stomatopod Gonodactylus festai: evidence for chemically mediated individual recognition," Animal Behaviour, vol.
(34.) Gea Piroja B (1934) A thesis on a contribution to study of the macroplankton of the Bombay harbor with detailed notes on Hydromedusae, Siphonophore, Sagittae and Stomatopod larvae.