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Odontodactylus scyllarus by Oscar Braun
     
  Profile of a mantis shrimp as it ponders the mysteries of the universe, and that nosy diver that keeps swimming too close. Unlike the more common members of the Gonodactyloidea, Odontodactylus and related genera have teeth in the dactyl segments of their raptorial appendages, as well as more "rounded" eyes when seen from the top. This particular species is commonly known as the clown or harlequin mantis shrimp in the marine trade.

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