Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) at Richelieu Rock, Thailand
An adult Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) hunting at Richelieu Rock, Thailand
Credit: Kevin Michael Gacad
Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus)
Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus)
Credit: Emmy Ahlen
Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus)
Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus)
Credit: Emmy Ahlen
Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Credit: Alexander Kiermayer
Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Credit: Alexander Kiermayer
Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) at Richelieu Rock, Thailand
Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) at Richelieu Rock, Thailand
Credit: Alexander Kiermayer
Peacock Mantis Shrimp Odontodactylus scyllarus
Description

The Peacock Mantis Shrimp is a wonderful little crustacean for many reasons. It has incredibly-good eyesight, in particular for a very wide range of colours. It also packs a very fast & hard punch, which is uses to break the shells of its prey.

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class:
Malacostraca
Order: Stomatopoda (Mantis Shrimps)
Family: Odontodactylidae (Odontodactylidae)
Genus: Odontodactylus (Odontodactylus)
Species: Odontodactylus scyllarus
Size
Average Size: 13 centimetres

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