has joined a list of famous people, including Elvis Presley
and President Barack Obama
, who have had creatures named after them.
, a marine biologist at Arkansas State University, has named a small parasite Gnathia marleyi
It's a crustacean blood feeder that infests fish in coral reefs, according to NME
"I named this species, which is truly a natural wonder, after Marley because of my respect and admiration for Marley's music,
" Sikkel said.
"Plus, this species is as uniquely Caribbean as Marley.
The parasite is comparable to a tick or a mosquito, said Sikkel.
In case you were wondering, there's a lichen named for Obama, a horse fly named for Beyonce and a wasp named for Elvis.
Meanwhile, Marley's former band The Wailers
recently supported The Stone Roses
during their recent Heaton Park shows, performing a series of his famous hits including "No Woman, No Cry
" and "Three Little Birds
Thanks for the report to Bryan Wawzenek