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A recently discovered shrimp native to the Pacific near Panama has the distinction of a disproportionately large pinkish hued claw that allows it to generate a considerable amount of sonic energy by snapping it open and shut rapidly.  The combination of the claw's color and the capability of producing loud powerful sounds has inspired Dr. Sam De Grave of the Oxford Museum of Natural History to name the sea creature Synalpheus pinkfloydi, the first crustacean named in honor of Pink Floyd.  A damselfly bears the name Umma gumma in recognition of the Prog Rock legend's 4th album Ummagumma (1969).







  Photo: Arthur Anker