Christmas Island fisherman catch ‘thumb splitters’ with their bare hands | Daily Mail Online - Thumb splitters
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Mantis shrimps, or stomatopods, are marine crustaceans of the order Stomatopoda. Some Called "sea locusts" by ancient Assyrians, "prawn killers" in Australia, and now sometimes referred to as "thumb splitters"—because of the animal's. Fishermen call the animals “thumb-splitters” — at least one man has had a finger amputated after a mantis shrimp strike — and a blow from the.