In our last article about Mantis Shrimps, we spoke about one of its super powers of hunting but we weren’t quite done. So, let us finish what we started and go through another list of 20 interesting mantis shrimp facts in order to learn the other amazing powers these marine creatures have.
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1. When it comes to behavior, mantis shrimps exhibit pretty complex behavior. They often engage in ritualized fighting within the same species.
2. For communication, they often make use of the fluorescent pattern found on their bodies. They patterns may be used for communication with other species or individuals within the same species.
3. Mantis shrimps have pretty good memory. They are capable of recognizing their neighbors with whom they interact on a regular basis. In order to do this, they make use of individual smell or through visual signs.
4. These creatures have a very long lifespan. In the unforgiving conditions of the marine biome, they can live up to 20-30 breeding seasons.
5. In certain species of mantis shrimps, males and females come together only during the mating season and when they are done, they just part their ways.
6. There are other species that show monogamous relationship in which a male or a female will live with only one opposite sex partner for a very long time, often up to 20 years.
7. Partner mantis shrimps in a monogamous relationship will share a single burrow and will display coordinated activities like males and females both taking care of eggs or only females taking care of eggs while males taking care of hunting for both.
8. In some species, females lay two egg clutches. One clutch is taken care of by the mother while the other is taken care of by the male.
9. When it comes to super powers of mantis shrimps, we need to talk about their eyes. These creatures are equipped with THE MOST ADVANCED AND COMPLEX eyes in the whole of animal kingdom and humans are nowhere even close in competition.
10. Mantis shrimps are known for their extremely complex and highly elaborate visual system that allows them to see in light spectrums or recognize colors that many other animal species don’t even know that they exist!