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Jennifer Lopez Has A New Species Named After Her

This ain't Jenny from the block.

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A new species of water mite has been discovered in a coral reef in Mona Passage, between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

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The scientists who have made the discovery named it the Litarachna lopezae mite after the famed actress and pop star, Jennifer Lopez.

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Up to this point, the Litarachna lopezae is the deepest dwelling water mite ever found.

Vladimir Pešić, a biologist who worked on the paper that detailed the findings had this to say about the name to the Associated Press:

"The reason behind the unusual choice of name for the new species is that J.Lo's songs and videos kept the team in a continuous good mood when writing the manuscript and watching World Cup Soccer 2014."

If this is what you imagined, that's perfectly normal.

h/t Associated Press
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Here's a list of other species named after celebrities.

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