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"Odontodactylus scyllarus" known as the peacock mantis shrimp, harlequin mantis shrimp, painted mantis shrimp, or clown mantis shrimp, is a large mantis shrimp native to the Indo-Pacific from Guam to East Africa.
In the saltwater aquarium trade, it is both prized for its attractiveness and considered by others to be a dangerous pest.
This crustacean feeds on anything from fish, snails, crabs and molluscs despite its small size. The enlarged appendages located on the anterior of the mantis shrimp, known as the thoracic raptorial appendages used to kill prey, have made this stomatopod famous. The massive strike of the mantis shrimp appendages are able to kill fish and break through hard shells such as those on crabs and molluscs. These powerful and deadly strikes happen in less than a second (often a few milliseconds) and have deemed the mantis shrimp to possibly be the “fastest appendicular striker in the animal kingdom”. The force from these strikes of the shrimp are thousands of times their body weight and is another reason the mechanisms of these appendages have become of such interest.
It uses two appendages called dactyl clubs to pummel its prey like aquatic Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots—that is, if kids’ toys could punch fast enough to boil water and split fingers to the bone. These wrecking ball "fists" spring forth from their bodies at 50 mph, accelerating quicker than a .22-caliber bullet. At those speeds, the water surrounding them briefly reaches the temperature of the Sun’s surface. When the dactyl clubs hit their target, they deliver 160 pounds of force, smashing through shells like a lightning-fast crab mallet.
Peacock mantis shrimp have the most complex set of peepers in the animal kingdom. Each eye contains 12 photoreceptors that allow them to sense different types of color. For comparison, human eyes typically contain three types of light-sensitive cells for seeing red, blue, and green.