The Mantis Shrimp: Coolest animal of all time. So interesting!

Why the mantis shrimp is awesome. And why I love reading Oatmeal comics! (There is some pretty amazing/interesting info on here, esp about vision in the Mantis Shrimp.) yet not my favorite animal…

This shrimp can see more colors than you can think of. - Imgur

This shrimp can see more colors than you can think of.

This peacock mantis shrimp can see more colors than you can think of. One of Mother Natures amazing critters…

Sea life - Mantis Shrimp - A predatory marine crustacean with a pair of large spined front legs that resemble those of a mantis and are used for capturing prey.

Sea life - Mantis Shrimp - A predatory marine crustacean with a pair of large spined front legs that resemble those of a mantis and are used for literally beating prey into submission. Ounce per ounce, nothing in the animal kingdom hits harder.

Mantis Shrimp can see more colors than you can think of. ~ Miks' Pics "Sea Life lll" board @ http://www.pinterest.com/msmgish/sea-life-lll/

This mantis shrimp can see more colors than you can think of. One of Mother Natures amazing critters… So fascinating look at.

Mantis Shrimp. Beyond fascinating. The swiss army knife of the sea, and has the most advanced eyesight of the animal kingdom! Can even see more spectrum of light/color than a human! Groovy little guy.

The Mantis Shrimp not only looks like a rainbow, it has the most complex sight in the animal kingdom. In other words, not only do they look like a rainbow, they can see far more colors in the rainbow than any other creature on the planet.

The Peacock Mantis Shrimp uses its club-shaped raptorial appendages to repeatedly smash its prey, "punching" at over 50mph, the fastest punch of any living animal!

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.

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The Eye Of the Peacock Mantis Shrimp. they see in every direction at the same time with unsurpassed depth perception.

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Shrimp have never been known as powerful creatures, but the Peacock Mantis Shrimp is not an animal that you want to mess with. (And, for the record, the Peacock Mantis Shrimp is technically a crustacean.

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Mantis Shrimp - Deadly Clown Colored Creature

We've rounded up some bizarre and crazy animals you never knew existed. I knew about the goblin shark, the mantis shrimp, the bush viper, the narwhal, and the thorny dragon! What about you? -Grace:

20 Bizarre Animals That You Never Knew Existed animals animal animal pictures cool animals. The Mantis Shrimp can see 15 colors.

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

RAINBOW MANTIS SHRIMP long) Syllarus infinity-imagined: “ These special arthropods (stomatopods) have 16 visual pigments! We only have four, and we can see millions of colors. Their vision is.

The pistol shrimp is the NOISIEST creature in the ocean. Colonies of them make a distinct snapping noise that overshadows nearly all other sounds throughout the world's oceans, including the calls of some whales. In fact, they are so loud, their snapping sounds interfere with military and scientific sonar (so much so, that hostile submarines have used large colonies of pistol shrimps to hide!).

lickystickypickywe: “The pistol shrimp competes with much larger animals like the Sperm Whale and Beluga Whale for the title of ‘loudest animal in the sea’. It is distinctive for its disproportionately large claw, (larger than half the shrimp’s body).

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