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Stomatopod Images

Photograph by Dave Mills

Felled Spearer, Florida

Mr. Dave Mills caught this Stomatopod off the coast of Florida at the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month. He caught it while fishing for Sail Finned Catfish. The bait used was cut Squid. According to Mr. Mills, when he brought it up the hook was caught in the mouth cavity.

Mr. Mills was kind enough to send me several other photographs. Now, some stomatopods have been called "roaches of the sea", mostly for their alleged tenacity when clinging to survival, but I swear that in some of the pics he gave, that dead specimen looked awfully like a dead roach!

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