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Terrifying looking 'skeleton shrimp' discover

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OK I have to say...I didn't get terrified, so just a catchy headline...:lol:

New species of terrifying looking 'skeleton shrimp' discovered

They belong to a family of animals known as caprellidae, though the creatures are most commonly identified as ‘ghost shrimps’ or ‘skeleton shrimps’ – a moniker given in recognition of the tiny crustaceans slender, translucent bodies.

Although their claws look fearsome (technically these are gnathopods “used to grasp females during copulation”) these are tiny creatures just a couple of millimetres in length

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/new-species-of-terrifying-looking-skeleton-shrimp-discovered-8962913.html

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I was terrified ...

gnathopods “used to grasp females during copulation"

:lol:

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Lucky females! :no:

Very cool creatures btw!

Oh, yeah, I def see the praying mantis similarity

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I was terrified ...

:lol:

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Yeh you might get one stuck under a finger nail :lol:

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