Bob Marley receives fish honour
Thu, 12 Jul 2012 9:27a.m.
Reggae great Bob Marley has been reborn - as a fish.
Marine biologist Professor Paul Sikkel has named a newly-discovered parasite after the late ‘One Love’ hitmaker.
The gnathiid isopod is described as "a small parasitic crustacean blood feeder that infests certain fish that inhabit the coral reefs of the shallow eastern Caribbean".
The official name of the species is Gnathia marleyi.
Sikkel says, "I named this species, which is truly a natural wonder, after Marley because of my respect and admiration for Marley's music. Plus, this species is as uniquely Caribbean as was Marley."
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