Mantis-shrimp meaning

Any of various burrowing predatory marine crustaceans of the order Stomatopoda, chiefly of tropical waters, having stalked eyes and a pair of knifelike claws that resemble the legs of a praying mantis and are used for striking or spearing prey.
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A stomatopod, a marine crustacean of the order Stomatopoda with powerful claws and a carapace which covers only the rear part of the head and part of the thorax.
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