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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Hirsute and How
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 11, 2018
A newly described species of shrimp,
, has been named after Bilbo Baggins.
Insects’ Neural Learning and Memory Center Discovered in Crustaceans
Catherine Offord | Nov 30, 2017
Aggressive little marine predators, mantis shrimps possess a mushroom body that appears identical to the one found in insects.
Image of the Day: A Shrimp and a Cockroach
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 2, 2017
In the mantis shrimp brain, scientists uncover mushroom bodies—learning and memory structures typically found in the brains of insects.
Image of the Day: Sonic Snapper
Staff | Apr 11, 2017
By rapidly snapping its large claw shut, the newly discovered pistol shrimp,
, can create enough sonic energy to stun—even kill—small fish.
Parasites Can Increase Cannibalism
Jenny Rood | Mar 20, 2015
A microscopic invader ramps up the tendency of adult Irish river shrimp to eat their young.
Panic of the Disco Clam
Jenny Rood | Jan 6, 2015
The mollusk’s flashy tactics scare off predators.
Jef Akst | Jan 24, 2014
Although mantis shrimp eyes have twelve different photoreceptors, the crustaceans have a hard time distinguishing colors, according to a new study.
The Falsity of Living Fossils
Ed Yong | Apr 2, 2013
New studies of tadpole shrimp and other organisms show that the term “living fossil” is inaccurate and misleading.