Synalpheus pinkfloydi


Synalpheus pinkfloydi, the Pink Floyd pistol shrimp, is a species of snapping shrimp in the genus Synalpheus. Described in 2017, it was named after the rock band Pink Floyd, in part because it has a distinctive “bright pink-red claw”.The sound it makes by snapping the claw shut reaches 210 decibels, and can kill nearby small fish
The synalpheus pinkfloydi uses its large pink claw to create a noise so loud it can kill small fish.

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