American explorer Paul Sikkel (Paul Sikkel) called open them a new look tiny crustaceans in honor of the legendary reggae artist Bob Marley, said on Thursday the Associated Press.
Sikkel discovered a new species, was officially named Gnathia marleyi, about ten years ago on a coral reef, Caribbean, in the Virgin Islands. Microscopic size bloodsucking parasite on crayfish and fish like mites that live on land.
Such an unusual way biologist decided to pay his compliments to the famous singer, who was born in Jamaica.
Earlier Australian entomologists call a new kind of horse flies Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae, after a popular American singer Beyonce.