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Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Very brightly colored female mantis shrimp protecting its eggs rolled into a ball with its front legs. Very rare sight found in Semporna waters. Strikes of its 'smashing' claws have the force of a 22 caliber bullet. Do not touch this shrimp as its powerful claws can crack a camera dome port or split your finger.

'Peacock Mantis Shrimp' On Black

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Taken on November 5, 2006