If you’ve been a follower of ours for a while now, you probably know that we have a peacock mantis shrimp, and that they’re pretty awesome creatures!
From their lethal, club-like appendages to their eyes (widely-considered to be the most complex of any living creature), peacock mantis shrimp have captivated scientists and online audiences alike, the latter is largely due to this comic created by The Oatmeal.
Did you know? Peacock mantis shrimp have 16 color receptive rods in their eyes (humans get by with only 3!). These rods allow them to detect 100,000 colors and many wavelengths of light, including ultraviolet!
Want to learn more about these awesome creatures? Check out our mantis shrimp infographic: