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New Species Of Pistol Shrimp Named After Pink Floyd

April 18, 2017

We all know that Pink Floyd is a rock n' roll force of nature. Now in the science community, that is also a fact as a newly discovered species of pistol shirmp had been named in honor of the band.

The Synalpheus pinkfloydi uses its massive, hot-pink claw to generate a sound wave powerful enough to kill small fish. Oxford University Museum of Natural History researcher Sammy de Grave was one of the three individuals credited with discovering the new shrimp species. He dubbed it Synalpheus pinkfloydi because he thought it was "the perfect opportunity to finally give a nod to my favorite band."

Check out just how fast they are in the video below!

This isn't the first time Pink Floyd has been honored with being named after a new animal species. A new species of damselfly was named after their 1969 album "Ummagumma."