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thelovelyseas: The ornate mantis shrimp, Odontodactylus scyallarus is one of the most colorful crustaceans. It is a predator that hunts other crustacaeans as well as mollusks, worms, and even fish. (Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea) by David Hall


The Peacock Mantis Shrimp. Looks sure are deceiving here because this guy is what's known as a smasher, with club shaped raptorial appendages that it uses to repeatedly smash its prey until it can gain access to the soft tissue for consumption.

The Mantis Shrimp

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Mantis shrimps are alien-looking crustaceans with a fantastic, bright colouration