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Oratosquilla oratoria

Oratosquilla oratoria is a species of mantis shrimp found in the Western Pacific.[2] It is widely harvested in Japan where it is known as shako (シャコ, 蝦蛄?) 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 (33–328 ft).[2]


  1. ^ WoRMS (2010). "Oratosquilla oratoria (De Haan, 1844)". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved March 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Oratosquilla oratoria (De Haan, 1844) Japanese squillid mantis shrimp". SeaLifeBase. Retrieved March 6, 2011. 


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