Oxford Uni Name Pink Floyd Shrimp

12 April 2017, 05:59

Pistol Shrimp

A shrimp that makes a noise louder than rock concerts has been named after Pink Floyd.

'Synalpheus pinkfloydi' has a snapping claw which it uses to stun prey with sonic blast louder than a gunshot.

Zoologist Dr Sammy de Grave, from Oxford University's Museum of Natural History said: "I have been listening to Floyd since The Wall was released in 1979, when I was 14 years old. I've seen them play live several times since, including the Hyde Park reunion gig for Live8 in 2005.

"The description of this new species of pistol shrimp was the perfect opportunity to finally give a nod to my favourite band.''

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