The pistol shrimp is a family of shrimp species that is found mostly in tropical waters and has a distinctive over-sized claw.
How Pistol Shrimp Claws Work
Pistol shrimp claws snap together with such force that they produce a stream of water that travels as a pressure bubble at speeds of roughly 71 mph towards its prey.
Just How Loud is a Pistol Shrimp?
They use their large claws for fighting with rivals to see which can make the loudest bang. Their claws have reached a sound frequency of around 218 decibels.
The tiger pistol shrimp and the goby maintain a symbiotic relationship, with the tiger pistol shrimp hunting for meals and the goby spotting potential threats.