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A juvenile mantis shrimp, stomatopod, are marine crustaceans of the order Stomatopoda. Here is a juvenile that lives a pelagic life in the Red Sea until it settles on the coral reefs as adult. Aqaba, Jordan. There are 450 known species of mantis shrimps . They are among the most important predators in many shallow, tropical and subtropical marine habitats.