Mantis Shrimp Mantis Shrimp Natural Psychedelic Vision and Awesomeness

Mantis Shrimp - Natural Psychedelic Vision and Awesomeness

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.

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

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

Mantis Shrimp - "Their eyes (both mounted on mobile stalks and constantly moving about independently of each other) are similarly variably coloured and are considered to be the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom.

Mantis Shrimp . Probably the best eyesight in the entire animal kingdom.  Each of the eyes has three visual centers, making them the only animal in the world to have trinocular vision...even if they close one eye.  Interesting info at this site.

The Eyes of the Mantis Shrimp are Awesome

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.

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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 possess compound eyes that contain more types of photoreceptors than in any other known animal.

The Mantis Shrimp, feeds by smashing open its prey with a force that can break a pane of glass, and its darting bulbous eyes are thought to be the most complex in nature. Impressive for such a little guy!

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

The Harlequin Mantis Shrimp "has the most sophisticated visual system in the world," and may "be able to distinguish up to colors (compared to the seen by human beings).

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- It is reported to have a "punch" of over The fastest punch of any living animal. Beautiful AND Badass!

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