What an eyeful! This mantis shrimp has the best vision in the known world

This mantis shrimp has the best eyes in the animal world. It can literally see in 360 degrees and a far wider range of colours than anything humanly possible.

The visually gifted crustaceans possess two eyes divided into three sections that can spin independently from each other. They also possess 16 different photo-receptors, humans have only three, which allow them their vast visual colour range.

Mantis shrimps are also famous for throwing the fastest punches in the ocean. Some species have specialised calcified "clubs" which can strike with great power, creating light when the energy is released.

Around 400 species of mantis shrimp have currently been discovered worldwide.