Pink Floyd Have Shrimp Species Named After Them

A newly discovered species of pistol shrimp has been named in honour of Pink Floyd.

The Synalpheus pinkfloydi was discovered and catalogued by Arthur Anker of the Universidade Federal de Goiás in Brazil, Kristin Hultgren of Seattle University and Sammy De Grave of Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

The crustacean has a distinctive pink claw – but despite its colour, it has been named after the prog legends because Anker and De Grave are fans of the band.

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Anker says in a statement: “I often play Pink Floyd as background music while I'm working, but now the band and my work have been happily combined in the scientific literature.”

Original article by Scott Munro at iHeartRadio