Lysosquilla maculata - Mantis Shrimp

Lysosquilla maculata is just one of several species of very awesome mantis shrimp. I’ve loved these guys ever since I saw a video of one break an aquarium on board a research vessel, and it got washed back out to sea. Bad. Ass. They are fascinating creatures.

The Oatmeal totally knows what I’m talking about. Check out the comic.

Top Right Image: Dictionnaire Universel d’Histoire Naturelle. M. Charles d’Orbigny, 1849.
Bottom Image: Peacock Mantis Shrimp. Rick Collier Imagery, 2011.

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    According to wikipedia, Lysosquilla maculatais the zebra or striped mantis shrimp, rather than the peacock mantis...
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    They’re like prettty pretty underwater murder machines.
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    И такое бывает…
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