Researchers name loud shrimp after Pink Floyd

This shrimp species just became the coolest animal on the sea floor thanks to their new name

There's a new heavy rock species of shrimp roaming the oceans, playing loudly, and generally annoying the neighbors: its name is Synalpheus Pinkfloydi, in honor of the iconic British band, Pink Floyd.

Or maybe the fish are just Comfortably Numb.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History researcher Sammy De Grave, a researcher among those credited with the discovery, said the shrimp's description was "the flawless opportunity to finally give a nod to my favorite band". I've seen them play live several times since, including the Hyde Park reunion gig for Live8 in 2005.

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The shrimp, which is known to kill fish merely by snapping its jaw and making a dangerously loud noise, is now called Synalpheus pinkfloydi, according to NPR.

A newly-discovered shrimp species has been named after legendary rock band, Pink Floyd. In one of their concerts, in 1971, at London's Crystal Palace, they played so loudly that a fish in a nearby lake was killed by the sheer volume.

A new species of pistol shrimp - small, burrowing crustaceans with one oversize claw - doesn't live on the dark side of the moon, nor is it a lost soul swimming in a fishbowl. It's also part of a pattern for De Grave, who once named a shrimp after Mick Jagger-Elephantis jaggerai. All of them said they have a strong connection to Pink Floyd.

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"The description of this new species of pistol shrimp was the flawless opportunity to finally give a nod to my favorite band". Say hello to Synalpheus pinkfloydi, which now qualifies as the world's most rockin' shrimp thanks to its Pink Floyd-inspired name. De Grave acknowledged that in fact all of us are Pink Floyd fans in one way or another since their music was so sophisticated and handsome.

De Grave has been a life-long Pink Floyd fan and has been waiting for the opportunity to name the right new species after the band.

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