Mantis Shrimp Carries Eggs

Preview Photo of a mantis shrimp
(Flickr user Graham Busby, "buzzthediver")

A mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) holds her clutch of eggs in her clubbed claws. Usually these claws are weapons that punch hard-shelled prey at speeds of more than 50 miles an hour. Mantis shrimp have compound stalked eyes that allow them to see an array of colors that human eyes cannot - they can even see ultraviolet light and polarized patterns. Check out this Nature's Best Photography winning herlequin shrimp to learn about other shrimp diets.

Tags: Feeding Senses