Researchers have reportedly named a parasitic crustacean after Reggae icon Bob Marley.
The parasitic crustacean Called Gnathia marleyi, reportedly infests certain fish that live among the coral reefs of the shallow eastern Caribbean Sea.
Paul Sikkel, an assistant professor of marine ecology at Arkansas
State University is reported as saying he “ 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.
With reports suggesting coral reef communities in the Caribbean are
declining due to diseases, Sikkel's team is examining whether there's a
link between reef health and gnathid populations. G. marleyi, like other gnathids, is similar to ticks or mosquitoes.