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THAILAND. Similans Islands, Phangna Province. March 10th, 2013. A Peacock Mantis Shrimp (sp. odontodactylus scyllarus) gaurding its den in the coral substrate. These creatures are related to other crustaceans such as crabs, shrimp and lobsters, in addition to having one of the most developed eyes in all of the animal kingdom, which allows them to see in 3-D and perceive objects at a speed much faster than humans.

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THAILAND. Similans Islands, Phangna Province. March 10th, 2013. A Peacock Mantis Shrimp (sp. odontodactylus scyllarus) gaurding its den in the coral substrate.  These creatures are related to other crustaceans such as crabs, shrimp and lobsters, in addition to having one of the most developed eyes in all of the animal kingdom, which allows them to see in 3-D and perceive objects at a speed much faster than humans.