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Mantis Shrimp Video Stock Footage

Called "sea locusts" by ancient Assyrians, "prawn killers" in Australia, and now sometimes referred to as "thumb splitters"—because of the animal's ability to inflict painful gashes if handled incautiously—mantis shrimps have powerful claws that are used to attack and kill prey by spearing, stunning, or dismembering. Learn more about Mantis Shrimp

View related species in family group: Shrimp and Prawn

Animalia: Arthropoda: Stomatopoda: Malacostraca: Eurysquillidae: Manningia amabilis

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