Don’t Mess with this Peacock!


indahs: dive, travel & photography

Monthly Marine Life is back! I decided to publish this monthly article every 19th of the month and this post is the third edition 🙂  This time I am sharing a little bit information on Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus). A beautiful marine crustacean that you don’t want to mess around with!

Peacock mantis shrimp is a native to the Indo-Pacific. I find this mantis shrimp is amazing creature and not only me who do think so! Murray Rosenbaum in his article The Amazing Mantis Shrimp explains why this shrimp is the greatest creature on this planet. Personally I can think of three reasons why I find the mantis shrimp is amazing.

Peacock Mantis ShrimpFirst, peacock mantis shrimp is very pretty to see in its habitat: ocean. It looks like an alien, isn’t it? I have seen it during my dive in Indonesia and the Philippines. It has striking colors…

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