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Odontodactylus havanensis by Dr. R Caldwell.

Another colorful Odontodactylus species. This animal was captured at 120 ft off Key Largo while the photographer was living in the Aquarius. There were about 30 burrows in the area and he was able to get some good video of stomatopods including one sequence of an O. havanensis that had just molted carrying its molt skin out of its burrow and burying it.

Odontodactylus havanensis differs primarily from Odontodactylus scyllarus by having more than 5 teeth in the dactylus of its raptorial appendages.

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