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The Jumbo Prize for Color Vision goes to: the Mantis Shrimp

by gabemott on August 4, 2012 · 0 comments

Mantis ShrimpThe Mantis Shrimp has 16 cones- we humans have three- essentially Red Green and Blue receptors. Whereas a dog has 2, a butterfly has 5, the Mantis Shrimp may well see the most color of any animal on earth.

All this from a great podcast on color by Radiolab.

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