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7 Brutal Mantis Shrimp Attacks (Including One Against a Human!)

Presenting the mantis shrimp's most epic battles.


If you had to have a sea creature as a personal trainer, the mantis shrimp would be a great choice. It can beat up sea creatures several times its size, and its punch is so fast, its enemies couldn't even see it coming. Though it's only 4 inches long, its punch packs the strength of a .22-caliber bullet!

Of course, since it has the fastest punch in the ocean, a lot of other sea creatures are jealous, and it gets into fights a lot. Here are some of the mantis shrimp's most epic battles. Take him on at your own risk, clearly!

1. Mantis Shrimp vs. Giant Crab

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This silly giant crab thought it could take on a mantis shrimp? The creator of this video said the crab ended up being too much food for the shrimp, so he shared it with other, smaller animals. How ... nice?

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2. Mantis Shrimp vs. Clam

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You can see on the side of the clam how much damage the shrimp had already done with just a few punches. Not that clams can really fight back, but they definitely have hard shells that are tricky to smash through.

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3. Mantis Shrimp vs. Octopus

In this epic video put together by National Geographic, it's the octopus's strong beak vs. the intense punch of the mantis shrimp.


4. Mantis Shrimp vs. Fish

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This unsuspecting fish was no match for the moves of the mantis shrimp.

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5. Mantis Shrimp vs. Regular-Sized Crab

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This crab may be smaller than the giant one listed above, but we feel like it might have more fight in him, somehow.

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6. Mantis Shrimp vs. Hermit Crab


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"Who's that knocking on the door of my house?" asked the hermit crab. IT'S A MANTIS SCRAMP, SUCKER!!

Watch the full video below:

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7. Mantis Shrimp vs. Human

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The YouTube creator had just one comment about his experience with the mantis shrimp: "It hurt."

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