Oratosquilla oratoria is a species of mantis shrimp found in the Western Pacific. It is widely harvested in Japan where it is known as shako (シャコ) and eaten as sushi. Like other members of its order it has a powerful spear, which it uses to hunt invertebrates and small fish. It grows to a length of 185 millimetres (7.3 in), and lives at depths of 10–100 metres (33–330 ft).
- ^ WoRMS (2010). "Oratosquilla oratoria (De Haan, 1844)". World Register of Marine Species. http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=395015. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
- ^ a b "Oratosquilla oratoria (De Haan, 1844) Japanese squillid mantis shrimp". SeaLifeBase. http://www.sealifebase.org/Summary/speciesSummary.php?ID=83465&genusname=Oratosquilla&speciesname=oratoria. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
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