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Image of the Day: Sonic Snapper

By rapidly snapping its large claw shut, the newly discovered pistol shrimp, Synalpheus pinkfloydi, can create enough sonic energy to stun—even kill—small fish.

The Scientist Staff

SAMMY DE GRAVE

(See A. Anker, et al., “Synalpheus pinkfloydi sp. nov., a new pistol shrimp from the tropical eastern Pacific (Decapoda: Alpheidae),” Zootaxa, doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4254.1.7, 2017.)

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