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[Bad] Mantis Shrimp 🦐

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Common Name Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Scientific ID Stomatopod
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Description
The Peacock mantis shrimp is a brightly coloured crustacean that lives on Indo-Pacific coral reefs and sand flats. Its common name comes from the brilliant green and blue markings on the male’s shell , Females are also brightly coloured but are mainly red.  Peacock mantis shrimp are powerful predators , feeding on all sorts of hard-shelled invertebrates and fish .  They are well known for the extremely fast punching motion that they do with their front appendages to kill and break apart their prey.  Peacock mantis shrimp use this to completely dismember crabs, shrimps, and other crustaceans. 
Peacock mantis shrimp are one of the largest and most colourful species of mantis shrimp and are therefore desirable to some keepers in specimen only tanks .
Mantis shrimp can hitchhike into our tanks when small in live rock and can be identified by clicking sound's in the rock and disappearing livestock .

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Ha ha!  Much better than a photo

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