A new, noisy, neon colored shrimp: the Pink Floyd pistol shrimp

Main report: There Is Now a Species of Shrimp Named After Pink Floyd
(Seattle University News)
Other Reporting: Vice.com, University of Oxford, Science Daily, Phys.org, CNN, NPR, Wikipedia
Scientific Paper: Zootaxa    (Plazi Treatment)
Common Name: Pink Floyd pistol shrimp
Categories: Celebrity Taxa | Crustaceans | New Species
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A newly discovered pink shrimp that, by snapping its claw, can make a sound louder than a shotgun.  The new species is named Synalpheus pinkfloydi, after the British band Pink Floyd.

 

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