- "I got a mantis shrimp! Pray on someone else, ya shrimp!" —New Leaf
The mantis shrimp is a benthic, aquatic life form found at the bottom of the sea. It is indicated by a circular shadow, and diving is the only way of capturing it.
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In New Leaf
"Mantis shrimp have long, sickle-shaped legs and thick carapaces covering both their bodies and tails. They strike captured prey with claws powerful enough to crack the shells of even the toughest crabs. They are a popular dish with fans of seafood, though females with eggs are worth more than males."
- Main article: Mantis shrimp on Wikipedia
The mantis shrimp or Stomapods, is a species of marine crustacean that typically grows between 6-12 inches (15-30 cm) in length. The spiecies in the game appears to be Squilla mantis, wich make their home in the Mediterranian Sea, and the Easter Atlantic Ocean. They have gone by nicknames such as "sea locust", "prawn killers", and "thumb splitters".