What Is This?

Photo Contest Feb Mar 2005

02-01-2005 // NWF Staff

 Photo Contest mantis shrimp

Photo: © HOWARD HALL

WHAT IS THIS? It's a mantis shrimp. Measuring up to a ten inches long, this crustacean lives in a burrow, where it rests in wait for prey. When a fish or other critter happens by, the mantis shrimp darts out and catches the unsuspecting prey with its formidable claws, which are shaped like jackknives.

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