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15 Weird Animals You Didn't Know Exist. #10 SCARED ME.

These special arthropods (stomatopods) have 16 visual pigments! We only have four, and we can see millions of colors. Their vision is hyperspectral, they can see ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths, as well as polarized light. They have a very large focal range and the eyes can emit light, which is used for communication. They have the most complex visual organs on the planet. clairevictoria


Peacock Shrimp (Photo: James van den Broek)


Mantis shrimp or stomatopods are marine crustaceans, the members of the order Stomatopoda. They may reach 30 centimetres in length, though in exceptional cases have been recorded at up to 38 cm. The carapace of mantis shrimp covers only the rear part of the head and the first four segments of the thorax. Mantis shrimp appear in a variety of colours, from shades of brown to bright neon colours.


Eyes of a stomatopod (Squilla aculeata), Panama by Arthur Anker, via Flickr


Dorsal view of the smashing mantid shrimp (stomatopoda) Odontodactylus brevirostris. jpg (600×400)

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Mantis Shrimp Necklace, Stomatopoda marine biology jewelry

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