The Peacock Mantis Shrimp is one of the most colorful and fascinating animals. It feeds on snails, shells and other crustaceans. With its 2 club-shaped raptorial arms it will repeatedly smash its prey until it can gain access to the soft tissue for consumption. It has a punch of over 80 km/h which is the fastest recorded punch of any living animal. In addition, the surface of its arms is highly resistant to fracturing. It has reportedly happened that camera housings were smashed up when getting too close for a photo 📸🤛💥😱
With its complex eyes which can be moved independently in any direction and 12 to 16 different photoreceptors in its midband (humans have 3: red, green, blue - RGB) it has one of the most evolved visions on our planet 👀 Check the second picture for a closer look and more details.
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