Caribbean crustacean named for Bob Marley
The late Jamaican musician Bob Marley has joined the “I have a species named after me” club, as a parasitic crustacean has been donned Gnathia marleyi, researchers announced on 10 July 2012.
This blood feeder infests certain fish that live among the coral reefs of the shallow eastern Caribbean Sea.
“I named this species, which is truly a natural wonder, after Marley because of my respect and admiration for Marley’s music,” Paul Sikkel, an assistant professor of marine ecology at Arkansas State University, said in a statement. “Plus, this species is as uniquely Caribbean as was Marley.”
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