Welcome to the Species Named Celebrity Club

Ticks are not dreadlocked. Her color was not red, yellow, or green, the color of the flag Rastafari Movement, a spiritual movement that espoused by Bob Marley. However, this parasitic crustaceans named Jamaican musicians, namely Gnathia marleyi.

The only similarity between these small ticks and dreadlocked musician who died in 1981 it was, they were from the Caribbean. Isopods are known to attack the blood suckers of certain fish that live in coral reefs in the shallow eastern Caribbean Sea.

Gnathia marleyi is a crustacean parasite
named after Bob Marley on July 10.
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"I gave the name of this species, which is a true natural wonder, using Marley's name out of respect and admiration on Marley's music," said Paul Sikkel, marine ecology faculty at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, United States, July 10, 2012. "Plus, this parasite species of the Caribbean that are as unique as Marley."

Marley joined the club is now a famous person whose name is used as the name of the species. Among the members of the club, there is President Barack Obama, whose name was inspired obamae Caloplaca, species of lichens that grow on the island of Santa Rosa, California.

Comedian Stephen Colbert even got two insects are named as the name suggests, while Mick Jagger's name pinned on an extinct trilobite, Aegrotocatellus jaggeri. Even the beautiful singer Beyonce is also a "member" of the club, because the species of horse flies with golden buttocks named Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae.

Lice, named Marley has a special uniqueness. Isopoda gnathiid only eat when still a teenager. These young fleas would hide. coral or algae in a stack, so that they can launch a surprise attack against the targeted fish.

Gnathiid adults do not eat anymore. "We believe that the adult parasites live for two to three weeks with supplies last count he ate when he was young and eventually die, hopefully after they breed," said Sikkel.

At this time, the team is exploring whether Sikkel gnathiid population has something to do with the health of Caribbean coral reefs are reportedly continued to decline. G. Marleyi, like other gnathiid, similar to a blood-sucking mosquitoes or ticks and are responsible for various diseases, including diseases that infect reef fishes.

"We suspect this coral degradation expand suitable habitat for external parasites launched an attack on its host fish," said Sikkel. "When the number of fish that have the potential for decreased host, the host is left to be eaten up more parasites."

Sikkel gnathiid first discovered this newly identified about 10 years ago in the U.S. Virgin Islands. But then he thought of the flea has been described. All life stages G. Marleyi, from juvenile to adult, was reported in the journal Zootaxia Sikkel in early July 2012. *** [LIVESCIENCE | KORAN TEMPO 3938]

The Celebrity Species Club
Music and works of the artists or celebrities turned out to inspire a number of scientists to name the new species discovered by their names. Jason Bond, a biologist at East Carolina University, United States, for example, a spider named its findings with the name of musician Neil Young, the Myrmekiaphila neiLyoungi. "As a tribute to Neil Young, I really liked his music and give great appreciation for his work as an activist for peace and justice," said Bond.
Here are some of the species named after celebrities of the world.

Caloplaca obamae.
Caloplaca obamae is a moss-like leaves are named as President Barack Obama of the United-States as an appreciation for the support of the president on science and science education. Lichens that grow on the island of Santa Rosa is almost extinct due to livestock brought to the island.

Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae.
Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae are horse flies is named Beyonce as a "diva" of all the flies. Insects with golden buttocks are considered similar "feature" of the body of the artist.

Aegrotocatellus jaggeri.
Named after singer Mick Jagger, is a species of Aegrotocatellus jaggeri trilobite, Phacopida an extinct order. This animal fossils found in Nunavut, Canada.

Agaporomorphus colberti.
Aptostichus stephencolberti.
Comedian Stephen Colbert has two species of insect that bears his name. In his birthday in 2009, researchers from Arizona State University was named the new beetle with Agaporomorphus colberti to honor Colbert. In 2007, the species of spider named after the trapper also Aptostichus stephencolberti. The species is allied to A. angelinjolieae, which was named after Angelina Jolie.

Agra katewinsletae.
The name of a British actress, Kate Winslet, who played in the movie Titanic, also used as the name of the carabid beetle, Agra katewinsletae. Species that live in tree canopies are threatened with extinction when the rain forest habitat is destroyed.

Avahi cleesel.
Bemaraha Woolly Lemur (Avahi cleesel) from Madagascar was given the name of the author and comedian John Cleese, who hosts a documentary about lemurs.

Preseucoila imallshookupis.
Elvis has a species of wasp named Preseucoila imallshookupis named for Presley and his hit song "All Shook Up" by entomologist Matthew Buffington of the USDA.

Calponia harrisonfordi.
Pheidole harrisonfordi.
To appreciate the support of environmental conservation, Harrison Ford has two species of insect that bears his name. Spider species found in 1993 was named Calponia harrisonfordi. Similarly, species of ant of Honduras and Belize, which was named Pheidole harrisonfordi.

Cirolana mercuryi.
Cirolana mercuryi was species of isopods are found in coral reefs near the Bawe Island, Zanzibar Tanzania.

Hyla stingi.
Colombian tree frog Hyla stingi is named in honor of the singer's support for the preservation of the rainforest.

Zappa confluentus.
Zappa confluentus nama given to this mud fish after the name of Frank Zappa. Rockstar and  musicians most "borrowed" as a new species name, from a spider orb-web, jelly fish, mud fish, until the mussels are already extinct.

Sylvilagus palustris hefneri.
Rabbits are the most suitable animals to use the name of Hugh Heffner. Sylvilagus palustris hefneri this is a kind of swamp rabbits. Heffner name given to these rabbits the financial support of the founder of Playboy magazine's Conservation Agency in Rhode Island.

Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi.
The spider is named the newly discovered Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi to honor rock musician Neil Young.

Orectochillus orbisonorum.
Orectochillus orbisonorum is new species of beetle that seemed to wear a tuxedo was named in honor of the rock 'n' roll legend Roy Orbison and his wife, Barbara.

Pycnostigmus mastersonae.
Wasps are named Pycnostigmus mastersonae like the heroine's name in the James Bond film, Goldfinger, Jill Masterson, who died of skin out of breath. That name refers to the metallic sheen of this species.

Ganaspidium flemingi.
This Ganaspidium flemingi wasp named after James Bond novelist Ian Fleming.

Anacharoides nicknacki.
Anacharoides nicknacki is named after Francisco Scaramanga's henchman, Nick-nack, in the film The Man with the Golden Gun, the name refers to the diminutive size of this species. *** [LIVESCIENcE | KORAN TEMPO 3938]
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