Mantis Shrimp Mantis Shrimp Natural Psychedelic Vision and Awesomeness

Mantis Shrimp - Natural Psychedelic Vision and Awesomeness

Mantis Shrimp Mantis Shrimp Natural Psychedelic Vision and Awesomeness

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

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

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

Harlequin Mantis Shrimp~ The mantis shrimp has one of the most elaborate visual systems ever discovered. It moves so quickly that the water around it boils (this is called supercavitation). They also pack a serious punch that sends out shock waves through the water. These shock waves have been known to shatter aquarium glass. by rinjani

Harlequin Mantis Shrimp~ The mantis shrimp has one of the most elaborate visual systems ever discovered. It moves so quickly that the water around it boils (this is called supercavitation). They also pack a serious punch that sends out shock waves through the water. These shock waves have been known to shatter aquarium glass. by rinjani

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 capturing prey.

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.    It is reported to have a "punch" of over 50mph. The fastest punch of any living animal.

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. It is reported to have a "punch" of over 50mph. The fastest punch of any living animal.

Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Odontodactylus scyllarus. Bully of the sea. Check him out inYouTube videos. =))

Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Odontodactylus scyllarus. Bully of the sea. Check him out inYouTube videos. =))

The Mantis Shrimp is able to see ten times more color than human beings, including ultraviolet light. Mantis Shrimp Infographic.

The Mantis Shrimp is able to see ten times more color than human beings, including ultraviolet light. Mantis Shrimp Infographic.

Harlequin mantis shrimp have the most sophisticated visual system in the world, with 16 different types of photoreceptors.

Harlequin mantis shrimp have the most sophisticated visual system in the world, with 16 different types of photoreceptors.

Dear the Oatmeal, I see your Mantis Shrimp post, and I raise you my favorite animal... viva la cuttlefish!!

Dear the Oatmeal, I see your Mantis Shrimp post, and I raise you my favorite animal... viva la cuttlefish!!

"Dark Lord Mantis" by Dermal Denticles (James van den Broek), via Flickr - Mantis Shrimp

"Dark Lord Mantis" by Dermal Denticles (James van den Broek), via Flickr - Mantis Shrimp

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