Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Odontodactylus scyllarus

Odontodactylus scyllarus, otherwise known as the peacock mantis shrimp, harlequin mantis shrimp, painted mantis shrimp, or clown mantis shrimp, is a large mantis shrimp native to the Indo-Pacific from Guam to East Africa-. This Shrimp uses modified claws to store muscle power like a spring and can deliver a punch to prey and foe at velocities aproaching 50 mph. (Often quoted as being as fast as a .22-caliber bullet, this is a misnomer from the fact that it is accelerating quicker than a .22-caliber bullet but that's over a very short distance. Most .22 caliber bullets achive supersonic velocity). The Shrimp has been know to break fingers and aquarium glass walls.

The shrimp has super vision of a sort. It has 2 independent eyes that contain 12-16 photo receptors compared to human 3, red green and blue. These are one of the truly incredible underwater creatures and we recomend further reading at: Mental Floss - Mantis Shrimp

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