Echinosquilla gueriniiis commonly referred to as Sea Urchin Mantis Shrimp, Urchin-tail Mantis Shrimp. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Echinosquilla guerinii is a species of mantis shrimp that is widely distributed in the Pacific Ocean.
Echinosquilla guerinii is unique in that its telson is modified to mimic a sea urchin. This adaptation likely helps the mantis shrimp hunt, as it can ambush and consume unsuspecting animals that want to prey on what looks like a sea urchin. Interestingly.
Echinosquilla guerinii is one of the few stomatopods that appears to regularly feed on other stomatopods.
the mantis shrimp is crepuscular and retreats during the day into a burrow, which is usually a worm tube or rock cave.