pistol shrimp


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Noun1.pistol shrimp - small shrimp that makes a snapping noise with one of their enlarged chelaepistol shrimp - small shrimp that makes a snapping noise with one of their enlarged chelae
shrimp - small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers; many species are edible
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The DuPage Pistol Shrimp invade DuPage County for the inaugural summer season.
Snapping shrimp, or pistol shrimp, as they're sometimes called, use that supersized appendage to make their distinctive sound.
A newly discovered species of pistol shrimp has been named to honor British psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd.
Each double page spread makes good use of the page with bright colours, illustrations and varied text covering such topics as the largest bugs, the longest animal teeth and the loudest animal--surprisingly, the tiger pistol shrimp! The formats are varied; some pages have tables, others show information in a different arrangement, adding to the interest of the reader.
The pistol shrimp lives on reefs and their large claws shoot a jet of water so fast it creates an air bubble that then implodes, creating a 200-decibel shockwave which kills their prey up to 6ft away.