Catfish Named for STARWARS Character


Its scientific name is Peckoltia Greedoi. But you can call him Greedo in honor of the wide-eyed, puckered-mouth bounty hunter from "Star Wars."

Unnamed species of catfish has been named for the broad-eyed, puckered-mouth "Star Wars" setting it resembles.

Its scientific state is Peckoltia greedoi, and it is known for its large, dark eyes, puckered lips and protruding bristles.

But you can call him Greedo, in rave review of the bounty hunter from "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope." You might recall him from the cantina scene almost Mos Eisley, where he was killed by Han Solo even though attempting to cumulative upon a debt for Jabba the Hutt.

"I think it was the amassed package that evoked Greedo, but particularly the eyes and the underslung mouth," said Jonathan Armbruster, biological sciences professor and curator of fishes at the Auburn University Museum of Natural History.

Armbruster made the relationship in September once colleagues David Werneke, Milton Tan and Chris Hamilton. But, following many things in academia, it took a even though to make it attributed.

The specimens were found in 1998 by researchers along the Gurupi River in Brazil. Armbruster obtained them in 2005 from a museum in Porto Alegre for a manuscript he was preparing upon the genus, "thinking they were irregular."

He designated them as other existing species, Peckoltia vittata, in a 2008 paper, "although I had not been delightful once than that designation."

He examined them anew in September and discovered they were vary from Peckoltia vittata. After talking it on zenith of behind his colleagues, they realized he was a determined ringer for Greedo.

"As a 7-year-obsolete kid, I watched "Star Wars" in performing, and it was a energy-shifting experience for me," said Armbruster. "I became a lifelong follower, and I now part that considering my son. Greedo has always been a personal favorite of mine."

Greedo became the intend of controversy as well as Lucasfilm in parable to-released the original Star Wars trilogy in 1997. A reworked scene showed Greedo firing a shot at Solo by now Solo on fire assistance. In the 1977 comprehensible, Han is the only one to blaze, prompting backlash from fans and giving rise to the phrase "Han Shot First."

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