from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of Scyllaridæ, of which there are several species, some of them edible.
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A mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) Photo by kind permission of Roy Caldwell, University of California, Berkeley
The peacock mantis, or Odontodactylus scyllarus, packs a surprisingly powerful punch for its size.
O. scyllarus eye performs almost identically across the visible spectrum.
The peacock mantis shrimp, Odontodactylus scyllarus, the peacock mantis shrimp has eyes so refined they can perceive polarized light, including information that is invisible to nearly every other member of the animal kingdom.
Here’s a video of a Odontodactylus scyllarus smashing its prey.