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Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Odontodactylus scyllarus


This Peacock Mantis Shrimp - Odontodactylus scyllarus was seen carrying its eggs. Its hard to tell if its a female or male Peacock Mantis Shrimp as they are known to practice social monogamy. This means the male and female may share a same hole/home with each taking turns to take care of the eggs while they other go out hunting for food. In this picture, the eggs are quite developed as the tiny black dots are the eyes of the embryos. Check out more interesting facts about them here :


Tropical reef.

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AlbertKang 2 years ago

Thanks, @Michael Strydom for your kind words and appreciation :)

Thanks too, @Daniele, not sure if I've outdone myself, after all, its just a nomination, and if not mistaken, not the first time I have 2 nominations in the same week :D

DanielePralong 2 years ago

Fantastic Albert! You're outdoing yourself this week.

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 2 years ago

Great find Albert, love these heavy weight boxers!! fantastic to see one with eggs. Thanks for the share and best of luck in the nomination. :)

AlbertKang 2 years ago

Thanks, @Ashley for the nomination :)

Thanks too, @MariadB, @Neil Ross, @Machi, @Mark and @DrNamgyal for your kind words and appreciation :)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 years ago

Wow Albert another jewel in the crowded crown! Congrats for the nomination!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Lordy momma... I often try to imagine what they see with those eyes.
Not possible for a human.
Great shots Albert.

Machi 2 years ago


Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

That's a really neat spotting, Albert. Well done. Congrats on your nomination for SOTW.

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Another cool spotting, Albert!

AshleyT 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

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Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Aug 14, 2018
Submitted on Aug 17, 2018

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