What is the Pink Floyd shrimp?


Posed by a model (a Cleaner Shrimp). OLC Fiber

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The newly-discovered shrimp was discovered off the Pacific coast of Panama, and was named after Pink Floyd by longtime fan, Sammy De Grave, head of research at the Oxford University Museum of National History. He called it synalpheus pinkfloydi because it uses its claw to create a noise loud enough to stun and kill small fish. De Grave has previously named a shrimp after Mick Jagger.


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