|small amphipod crustacean having a grotesque form suggestive of the praying mantis; found chiefly on seaweed|
any of certain marine crustaceans of the family Caprellidae (order Amphipoda), particularly of the genera Caprella and Aeginella. The common name derives from the slender body structure. Most species are predators on other small animals, but some feed on organic debris.
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