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The Zebra Mantis Shrimp: 9 Surprising Things About the Biggest, Baddest Shrimp in Hawaii

Fun facts about the zebra mantis shrimp. No. 8 is surprisingly cute!


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7. Larval mantis shrimp are transparent.

 

 

8. A just-hatched zebra mantis floats between its father’s eyes.

See? Cute!

 

9. Hawaii's record-sized mantis shrimp is the 15-inch, 1.35-pound whopper.

It was caught in 2003 by a member of the crew dredging the Ala Wai Canal. The crewman later boiled and ate the shrimp. He said it tasted like lobster.

 

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