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Also known as Smashing Mantis Shrimp, Odontodactylid Reef Mantis Shrimp, Green Mantis Shrimp, Clown Mantis Shrimp, Mantis Clown, Rainbow Mantis Shrimp, Harlequin Mantis Shrimp and Painted Mantis Shrimp. Males brighter than females, juveniles yellow. They feed on fish and invertebrates.
Found close to reefs in sand and rubble areas with several burrows to hide in. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region.
This mantis shrimp was cornered, and that's why it reared up to appear menacing to us. Or maybe it was just curious about us...