Paul Sikkel, 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.