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My son caught this today. He was fishing for scup, with squid. It was caught from shore in Fairhaven, MA. It was about 10inches long. Anyone know what this is? I have been fishing and snorkeling alot in this area and have never seen one of these.

 

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View Postbe careful, they will cut you open quick cwm31.gif

 

LOL, 1st thing I thought of was that. I was thinking mantis shrimp, but have never seen one. I had a reef aquarium and have heard about them getting in tanks by hitching rides on live rock.

 

So I removed him from the hook with needle nose pliers, it was hooked thru one of his claws/arms. I for some reason thought these were tropical.

 

Thanks for the info

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Also delicious if one can procure enough of them. Had a dinner featuring them as well as some strange ground fish at a seaside restaurant in China a few years back. That's where I learned the proper way to get to the tail meat is to first remove all of the ventral swimmerets before trying to pry the shell off - it does not come of easily unless you do this.

 

I'd love to catch a couple of dozen or more of them, think they have a method in Australia . . . or maybe it's in Florida - if only I could remember . . . .

 

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Mantis Shrimp actually hit things with their claws so hard that the temperature that is produced from friction on impact is almost as hot as the sun!!

 

-Vinny

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View PostMantis Shrimp actually hit things with their claws so hard that the temperature that is produced from friction on impact is almost as hot as the sun!!

 

 

-Vinny

 

I thought it was that they have razor sharp "claws" and when they "hit" the shock wave stuns their prey.

 

 

If what you say is true that is freaking nuts!

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View PostLast year I was at beach littered with them. Not sure why but there where thousands of the out of the water.

 

 

Bass like to dine on them---maybe they were driven onto the shore wink.gif

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View PostThey are cool creatures. I believe the speed of their strike is equal to that of a .22 caliber round.

 

 

I think that idea is a little closer to correct than the thermonuclear heat theory.

 

I saw one on film killing a crab that tried to come near its burrow in the bottom. it stuck its head out and smashed the crab on the head with its... appendage, whatever that thing it.

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