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Peacock Mantis Shrimp Video Stock Footage

O. scyllarus is one of the larger, more colourful mantis shrimps commonly seen, ranging in size from 3 to 18 cm (1.2 to 7.1 in). They are primarily green with orange legs and leopard-like spots on the anterior carapace. Their ability to see circularly polarised light has led to studies to determine if the mechanisms by which their eyes operate can be replicated for use in reading CDs and similar optical information-storage devices. Learn more about Peacock Mantis Shrimp


View related species in family group: Shrimp and Prawn

Animalia: Arthropoda: Stomatopoda: Malacostraca: Odontodactylidae: Odontodactylus scyllarus

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