Despite its size the pistol shrimp packs a serious punch. One mighty claw shuts so fast it rips apart water, making a stunning implosion and one of the loudest noises in the ocean. It's the...
Alpheidae is a family of caridean snapping shrimp characterized by having asymmetrical claws, the larger of which is typically capable of producing a loud snapping sound. Other common names for animals in the group are pistol shrimp or alpheid shrimp.. The family is diverse and worldwide in distribution, consisting of about 1119 species within 38 or more genera.
Description. The tiger pistol shrimp can grow to a size up to 4 to 5 cm, not including antennae.The body is stout and opaque. The background color of the body is yellowish white or plain yellow.
Today I found out that a tiny shrimp known as the Snapping Shrimp or Pistol Shrimp, is on one of the loudest creatures in the World.. This tiny shrimp species (Alpheus heterochaelis) belonging to the Alpheidae family grows to only 1-2 inches (3-5 cms) long, but don’t let its size fool you.
Randall’s Pistol Shrimp (Alpheus randalli)The Randall’s Pistol Shrimp is also known as the “Candy Cane” or “Red-banded Pistol Shrimp” and is one of the other species that we get in most often.
I really like firefish and think the pistol shrimp may have to go. I've been reading about how there are sometimes rogue pistols that will kill even the goby they are meant to be paired up with it despite having food available.