Mantis Shrimp
Mantis Shrimp
Walking speedSpeed
6.5 (total: 650)
5.0 (total: 100)
Armour pen.Armour Penetration
Size scale
Biome statistics
Oxygen time
15 seconds
Temperature time
10 seconds
Pressure time
5 seconds
Salinity time
20 seconds

The Mantis Shrimp is a tier 9 animal. It is based on its real life counterpart, the Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Odontodactylus scyllarus, known for having the fastest punch of any animal.

Buffs[ | ]

  • Immune to ocean corals.
  • You can stun animals by charging full boost for 1 second.

Mechanics[ | ]

  • Octopus evolve into mantis shrimp (player-determined).
    • 42,000 XP is required for an octopus to evolve into a mantis shrimp.
  • Mantis shrimps evolve into Coconut Crabs and Japanese Spider Crabs(in open beta).
    • 48,000 XP is required for a mantis shrimp to evolve into a Coconut Crab or a Japanese Spider Crab.
  • Mantis shrimp drop meat upon death.
  • As a mantis shrimp, friendly fire is turned off for other mantis shrimp: meaning you cannot damage them nor be damaged by them.

Abilities[ | ]

Passive Abilities[ | ]

Is not slowed down by coral fans or table corals.

Active Abilities[ | ]

Name Image Charge Time Description
Punch Mantis Shrimp Punch 0.5 seconds Charge boost to punch the target, dealing 200 damage and stunning them.

Suitable Biomes[ | ]

  • The suitable biome for the mantis shrimp is the ocean.
    • If a mantis shrimp enters the ocean surface, it will lose oxygen
    • If a mantis shrimp enters the arctic, it will lose temperature.
    • If a mantis shrimp enters the arctic surface, it will lose oxygen and temperature.
    • If a mantis shrimp enters the deeeep, it will lose pressure.
    • If a mantis shrimp enters the swamp, it will lose salinity.
    • If a mantis shrimp enters the swamp surface, it will not regenerate salinity and lose oxygen.

Diet[ | ]

This is a complete list of food that Mantis Shrimps can eat.

Name Can be eaten by Image XP Description
Barb All except for the stonefish who spawned it Barb 0 Spawns behind a stonefish using their active ability. Deals damage upon eating it (7% of max life). Poisons anyone who eats it with a base DPS of 10% that lasts 5 seconds (except poison-immune animals). Despawns after 4 seconds.
Bird Poop All except for lamprey and seagull Birdpoop 10 Affected by gravity. Automatically spawns below any seagull every 10 seconds.
Plankton All Food 250 Spawns in the ocean.
Ice All Ice 250 Spawns in the arctic and deeeep.
Volcano Food All except lamprey Lavabubble 125 Affected by gravity, floats upwards. Spawns out of volcanoes, which can be hidden in and are located in the arctic and the deeeep. When eaten as an animal that is not suited to the arctic, it will replenish some of your temperature.
Flappy Duck Ray to tier 10 Flappyduck 675 Spawns in a horizontal line just below the height limit.
Meat All Meat 1000 Spawns where an animal dies (tier 2 to tier 10 animals only). The amount of meat that spawns depends on what animal it was.
Human Tier 9 to Tier 10 Animals
300 Spawns in the surface of the water
Anglerfish Bait All Animals except for the Anglerfish who spawned it 0 Spawns infront of an Anglerfish when it is stationary (as its passive ability). No fixed look, resembles the last food the Anglerfish eats. It does nothing too, but the Anglerfish will deal twice as much damage (100x2, therefore 200) to the animal that ate it

Hiding Places[ | ]

This is a complete list of terrain that Mantis Shrimps can hide in.

Name Summary Image
Abandoned House Does not generate randomly, one abandoned house always appears in a specific location to the left of the deeeep floor. Tier 1 to tier 9 animals can hide here. Pineapple
Shipwreck One shipwreck always appears on one of the dirt islands that border the ocean and deeeep. Tier 1 to tier 7 animals(and hammerhead) can hide here. Produces bubbles that can be eaten. Shipwreck
Shipwreck One shipwreck always appears on one of the dirt islands that border the ocean and deeeep. Tier 1 to tier 9 animals can hide here. Produces bubbles that can be eaten. Distinguishable from the shipwreck above by comparing the shape of the windows. Shipwreck2
Giant Shipwreck Generates in any biome. All animals can hide here. Hiding places are ship windows and the crack. Big Boat

Skins[ | ]

Skins are cosmetics that can be used to change an animal's appearance in the game. Here are the list of skins that can be used for the mantis shrimp.
Name Creator ID Price Date Created Description Image Details
Cape Mantis Shrimp inchet 69 100 coins 27th January, 2020 N/A Capemantisshrimp Not seasonal
Desmarest's Mantis Shrimp Bluefish 5802 80 coins 2nd September, 2021 A species of mantis found in the United Kingdom (Watch out, this skin may get a habitat change in the future) DesmarestsmantisshrimpDesmarestsmantisshrimppunch Not seasonal
Zebra Mantis Shrimp motomotomotomoto 5979 100 coins 29th April, 2021 N/A ZebramantisshrimpZebramantisshrimppunch Not seasonal
Tiger Mantis Shrimp Osteopod 5843 100 coins 24th April, 2021 This skin is cool TigermantisshrimpTigermantisshrimppunch Not seasonal
Philippine Mantis Shrimp Myhailot 5660 115 coins 14th June, 2021 Greeny boi Philippine Mantis ShrimpPhilippine Mantis Shrimp Punch Not seasonal

History[ | ]

The Mantis Shimp was designed by Mattimex.

This section highlights all the changes made to the mantis shrimp in documented updates so far. A full changelog can be found here.

Update Changes
February 28th, 2017 Two new animals: Mantis Shrimp (designer by Mattimex), oarfish (designed by John Fallot Pathos316 - Portfolio).
March 2nd, 2017 Mantis Shrimp's tier has been changed from 8 to 9.
May 14th, 2017 Mantis Shrimp armor now protects its head too, and its health has been increased.