Pictures: Meet some of the world's noisiest animals
Grab your earplugs guys because these animals are some of the noisiest on the planet!
The synalpheus pinkfloydi is a newly discovered species of pistol, or snapping shrimp, which uses its large pink claw to create a noise so loud it can kill small fish. It can reach 210 decibels - louder than your average rock concert - and results in one of the loudest sounds in the ocean.
Blue whales are the largest living creatures on Earth and can make extremely loud whistling sounds. Their calls can reach 188 decibels, which is louder than a jet engine!
The Greater bulldog is the loudest member of the bat family. It uses sound to tell other bats where they're flying - a tactic called echolocation. The noises they make, which are more than 140 decibels - help them track the movement of fish in water pools.
Green grocer cicadas are the loudest insects on Earth with the males able to sing to attract a female mate. Cicadas are different to all other insects in that they have a musical drums in their belly called tymbals.
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The mighty lion can roar to a level of 114 decibels and their sound can be heard up to 8 kilometres away. The big cats roar for several different reasons - one is to claim dominance over their land, and another is a way of communicating between family members in a pride.