The Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Its lineage can be traced back five hundred million years
There are 400 species of mantis shrimp worldwide.
A peacock mantis shrimp can punch with a speed equal to a .22 caliber bullet.
How fast can a mantis shrimp strike?
Stomatopod strikes are one of the fastest known movements in the animal kingdom. Although they exist in a medium significantly denser than air, their strikes are 10 times faster than those of the land-based Praying Mantis. The raptorial appendages of stomatopod spearers can go from full rest to a speed of 10 meters/second in 4-8 milliseconds.