True Facts About The Mantis Shrimp

  • Published on Jun 25, 2013
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    Slow Motion Mantis Shrimp: World's Fastest Punch/Earth Unplugged
    Odontodactylus scyllarus eye movements/ Michael Bok
    Time for a good wash-up!/RoyLCaldwell
    O scyllarus eye scan/RoyLCaldwell
    Peacock Mantis Shrimp, aka Tony Jaa/
    Brushing off/Michael Bok
    Peacock Mantis Shrimp, aka Tony Jaa/Royal Alberta Museum, Government of Alberta
    Quick wash-up II/RoyLCaldwell
    Odontodactylus scyllarus/Michael Bok
    Mantis Shrimp macro - Odontodactylus scyllarus/prilfish
    Mantis Shrimp Sole and Eel - Lysiosquillina maculata/prilfish
    Spearer mantis shrimp in hole/Chika Watanabe
    Mantis Shrimps impressions/Timmy G.
    Mantis Shrimp - Odontodactylus scyllarus/prilfish
    Mantis Shrimp Close-up/gingingray
    Mantis Shrimp vs. Several Crustaceans/ExtremeToothDecay
    Big Peacock Mantis Shrimp destroying small hermit crab/Mike Morehouse
    Amazing Mimic Octopus vs Mantis Shrimp Battle/tedfusa
    Mantis Shrimp (Gonodactylus Chiragra) Performing 5 Tricks/ExtremeToothDecay

Comments • 9 226

  • Drae_gon
    Drae_gon Year ago +1

    The craziness of this is having a punch that fast IN WATER. Overcoming the drag coefficient on movement in water and still hitting fast enough to create air pockets is insane.

  • I am B
    I am B Year ago +3

    Calamar: “Stop punching me. Ok. Take it. It grows back anyway.”

  • Austin Fredericks
    Austin Fredericks 4 years ago +3

    Here's another fact about the mantis shrimp: It's punch is strong enough to break glass. You should probably think twice before putting one in an aquarium.

  • Ashley Gillespie-Horne
    Ashley Gillespie-Horne 2 years ago +4


  • GippyHappy
    GippyHappy 4 years ago +6

    you know a creature is tough when his enemies literally hand them pieces of their flesh to get away

  • fnaf boss 3000
    fnaf boss 3000 2 years ago +326

    The spearer mantis shrimp is basically a praying mantis that can swim, breathe under water, has a tougher outer shell, lives in a burrow, has an under-hooked raptoral claw, and will only eat seafood.

  • Pong Productions
    Pong Productions 3 years ago +14

    I like the idea of some random shrimp running around the ocean beating the shit out of everything

  • The Usher
    The Usher 2 years ago +5

    "Who are you?"

  • Pass The Butter Robot
    Pass The Butter Robot 3 years ago +1

    "little psycho bastards" seems a pretty accurate description

  • Adam Brandizzi
    Adam Brandizzi 2 years ago +4

    ""The mantis shrimp can deliver a blow with 1500 Newtons of force, which tells you what a sissy punch Newton must have had."

  • MegaChickenfish
    MegaChickenfish 4 years ago +2

    The way I heard it described is, if a human could punch that hard, our hand would

  • Spider-Flash
    Spider-Flash 2 years ago +2

    "if you're afraid of clowns, stay afraid"

  • Your boi Rex
    Your boi Rex 5 years ago +2

    "Even the octopus, who is quite the badass, can't deal with these little psycho bastards"

  • Joy Bridges-Henderson
    Joy Bridges-Henderson 4 years ago +868

    This is one of my favorite videos of all time. After finding multiple fish dead in our tank for no reason, we were examining our tank one day...when suddenly, one of these psycho bastards lurched out of the sand with supersonic speed. It terrified me and my brother, we both jumped back like "OH GOD! What was that?!!??" This guy had apparently been hiding in a rock we bought for the tank and we had NO clue it was just waiting there to kill off half our fish. "What the hell man...leave the crab alone.", "which is why it dresses like an idiot.", "Wait...did that guy just hand him his own arm? That's cray-zyyy". HAHA! This is the best <3

  • RaPtorteAm
    RaPtorteAm 3 years ago +4

    "The story of the Hermit Crab and the Mantis Shrimp" must be a German fairy tale

  • Ocelot_The_Dragon
    Ocelot_The_Dragon Year ago +266

    “The smasher mantis shrimp come with little Edward-Bowling-Ball hands”

  • Alias Fakename
    Alias Fakename Year ago +119

    The shrimp dragging out the hermit must've felt like a horror movie to all hermit crabs

  • Dominick Morsell
    Dominick Morsell 2 years ago +1

    I want a complimation of how all animals “do”

  • Chappelle168
    Chappelle168 6 years ago +6

    Imagine a color you can't even imagine, now imagine that 9 more times

  • Bengal404
    Bengal404 2 years ago +10

    When I was a little kid, I had a book on sea creatures, including mantis shrimp. I legit got nightmares about mantis shrimp. I can't remember the specifics anymore, but I remember I was terrified. I also saw one documentary on rockfish and was then scared to take a bath for like 3 months because 'there might be a rockfish in the tub'. Needless to say, I had a very low scare threshold.