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Shrimp with rock star qualities


A zoologist has given a new species of pistol shrimp the name of his favourite rock band, because it is able to produce a sound that is louder than stadium concerts.

Dr Sammy de Grave, from Oxford University’s Museum of Natural History, was researching a pistol shrimp with a distinctive pink snapping claw that it uses to stun its prey with a sonic blast, and decided to name it Synalpheus pinkfloydi, after his favourite band, Pink Floyd.

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