any stomatopod crustacean having a pair of appendages modified for grasping prey and resembling those of a mantis.
- Also called mantis crab .
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How to use mantis shrimp in a sentence
Back in 1979, he published a report in Nature about a mantis shrimp known as Nannosquilla decemspinosa.Mantis shrimp inspires somersaults of new soft robot | Bryn St. Clair | June 14, 2021 | Science News For Students
A tiny mantis shrimp found off the Pacific coast of South and Central America has inspired a new robot that somersaults and rolls as well as a circus acrobat — or Disney sidekick.Mantis shrimp inspires somersaults of new soft robot | Bryn St. Clair | June 14, 2021 | Science News For Students
For the first time, researchers have peered through the transparent exoskeletons of these young mantis shrimp to see the inner mechanisms of their powerful weapons in motion, researchers report online April 29 in the Journal of Experimental Biology.Mantis shrimp start practicing their punches at just 9 days old | Charles Choi | April 29, 2021 | Science News
For instance, during punches, the larvae swiveled their arms at speeds roughly a third to half those of adult peacock mantis shrimp.Mantis shrimp start practicing their punches at just 9 days old | Charles Choi | April 29, 2021 | Science News
For instance, goats have dermal shields, crocodiles sport dorsal osteoderms, and mantis shrimp boast armored telsons.Caged heat: Mesquite bugs battle in a plastic cup—for science! | Jennifer Ouellette | February 11, 2021 | Ars Technica
British Dictionary definitions for mantis shrimp
any of various burrowing marine shrimplike crustaceans of the order Stomatopoda that have a pair of large grasping appendages: subclass Malacostraca: See also squilla
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