Greedo, the beady-eyed, green-skinned alien bounty hunter may have been killed by Han Solo – because Han shot first – but his memory will live on… and not just in reruns of Star Wars: A New Hope. A new species of Brazillian catfish bearing distinctive Greedo-esque features such as a protruding, puckered mouth and thick facial bristles inspired Jonathan Armbruster, a biologist and lifetime Star Wars fan, to name the new species after the bounty hunter. Introducing: Peckoltia greedoi or Greedo fish. See the similarities?
Greedo Fish: A History
The specimens were originally found in 1998 but were identified as a different species, Peckoltia vittati.
However, closer inspection by Armbruster and colleagues David Werneke, Milton Tan and Chris Hamilton, discovered significant differences between the 1998 catfish specimens and Peckoltia vittati.
As a result, Star Wars fans everywhere have a living memorial to Greedo…. even if Han Solo shot first.
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