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Pistol shrimp

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juan mederos

on 10 July 2013

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Transcript of Pistol shrimp

Pistol shrimp
What it Eats
what eats it
how it kills
the pistol shrimp is a shrimp that has a claw that he can shoot a sonic boom from that paralyzes prey that is hit. When the pistol shrimp gets ready to attack it claw locks sounding like a pistol and thats where it gets its name from
Mysis shrimp
brine shrimp
and other small fish

there is not much known on what eats it but it is believed that large predator fish will eat pistol shrimp if hungry enough but are not any fishes main diet the will not walk away without a good shock
they grow from 3.0-5.5 cm and males tend to be smaller ranging from 3.0 to just a little under 4.0 cm
common names are pistol shrimp
Scientific name is Alpheus heterochaeli
The pistol shrimp finds a mate and after they do it the female then lays the eggs
the eggs will hatch in 28 days if they are 25 C
they can tolerate the salinity of shallow subtropical environments and can ranged from mesohaline (12.8 ppt) to hyperhaline (49 ppt).
pistol shrimp live in a many shallow marine habitats and commonly chose a protective structure to live in. they are common in reefs , oyster beds, sea grass beds, salt marshes and mudflats
they are lots of them 2,400 were collected in one sampling season they are heard more than actually seen
Fun facts
tropical reefs around the world and sometimes small sea salt marshes and lagoons
The sonic boom that comes from thier claw is so powerful that it can shatter glass
believed that its claw is louder than whale noises
forms relationships with many types of gobys
when it uses its claw the water around the shrimp heats up to 8,500 degrees Fahrenheit
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