What is another word for Family Stenopelmatidae?

2 synonyms found


[ fˈamɪli stˈɛnə͡ʊplmˌatɪdˌiː], [ fˈamɪli stˈɛnə‍ʊplmˌatɪdˌiː], [ f_ˈa_m_ɪ_l_i s_t_ˈɛ_n_əʊ_p_l_m_ˌa_t_ɪ_d_ˌiː]

The Family Stenopelmatidae, commonly referred to as "weta" or "king crickets", includes over 100 species of wingless insects found primarily in New Zealand and Australia. These nocturnal insects are known for their large size, powerful jaws, and defense mechanisms, such as spitting toxic saliva. Despite their intimidating appearance, many weta species are actually quite docile and are kept as pets in some parts of the world. Synonyms for the Family Stenopelmatidae include Anostostomatidae, Henicidae, Mimnermidae, and Rhaphidophoridae. Their complex taxonomy reflects the unique evolutionary history and diversity of these fascinating creatures.

Synonyms for Family stenopelmatidae:

How to use "Family stenopelmatidae" in context?

Family Stenopelmatidae is a taxonomic family of squat lobsters, comprising thirteen genera and about seventy species. These squat lobsters, which can grow to over two feet long, are found in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, from the Gulf of Mexico to Japan. The family is characterized by a stout body and a large, characteristic head capsule with a large eyespot. The lobsters in this family are mainly scavengers, living off of decaying organic matter.

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