A newly discovered species of shrimp, that can make a sound so loud it can kill small fish, has been named in honor of the researcher’s favorite band.
The species has been found off the coast of Panama and has since been called Synalpheus pinkfloydi in the peer-reviewed journal Zootaxa. Appropriately named after its dominant pink claw, it can produce a sound so loud that it can stun and even kill fish in its immediate vicinity.
Sammy De Grave, one of the researchers who discovered the new shrimp, saw this as the perfect opportunity to “finally give a nod to my favorite band.”
However, this isn’t the first time a researcher has paid homage to Pink Floyd. There is a damselfly named after their 1969 album, “Ummagumma.”