Smashing Mantis Shrimps; Odontodactylidae

Smashing Mantis Shrimps stun and destroy their prey using super high-speed bony hammers! And their optical systems are the only sensors in nature to detect circular polarised light.
They have quite complex behaviour patterns too – genuinely interesting lifeforms – there’s so much to learn! Sadly we don’t see them so often when SCUBA diving – Smashing Mantis Shrimps are rare and elusive beasties around Koh Phangan.