Bob Marley is to be remembered as blood-sucking underwater menace as well as for his contribution to music as a newly-discovered parasite has been named after the reggae star.
The species has been named ‘Gnathia marleyi’ after the reggae legend, and is a blood-sucking parasite which hides on a coral reef and launches surprise attacks on fish.
It was named by marine biologist Paul Sikkel, who said: “I 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 Marley.”
Bob Marley is not the only celebrity to have a biological species named after him. US President Obama has a form of lichen named after him, and there is apparently a wasp named after Elvis Presley.