Crustacean species is newly named after Bob Marley

Reggae legend Bob Marley has something in common with Barack Obama and Elvis Presley now: All three men are have biological species named after them. "In Marley's case, it's a small parasitic crustacean blood feeder that infests fish in Caribbean coral reefs, now known as Gnathia marleyi." Were he alive today, we have to imagine his reply: "Um, thanks?"

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  1. “In Marley’s case, it’s a small parasitic crustacean blood feeder that infests fish in Caribbean coral reefs”

    Lee Scratch Perry will love that.

  2. It should have been named after some record company executive instead. Maybe the douche that discovered Mariah Carey.

  3. I swear I read “Gnarly marleyi” at first.  Which is a weird juxtaposition, but kinda works.

  4. Still unclear on why ASU has a Marine Biology program, but at least it’s in the news for something other than masturbating Presidents…

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