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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.

Mark Evans
Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editorial Director Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. nearly 40-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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