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Tiger Pistol Shrimp

Alpheus bellulus


The pistol shrimp has one large claw which has adapted itself into a gun. It closes so quickly that it shoots out three different types of waves. A jet of water that travels close to 100km/h, a sound wave that is as loud as a jumbo jet and pressure wave that can implode bubbles of air. Scientist are not sure which wave or which combination of waves is responsible for stunning or killing its prey.

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triggsturner 3 years ago

Great critter and notes. Congrats on your SOTD. Fascinating creature.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 years ago

This is pretty awesome, David. Congrats on your SOTD.

AshleyT 3 years ago

Congrats David, this awesome Shrimp has been chosen as Spotting of the Day!



DanielePralong 3 years ago

Great spotting and notes David!

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Cairns, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Sep 15, 2016
Submitted on Sep 15, 2016

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