New species of catfish named after Star Wars character

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Peckoltia greedoi. Photo by J. W. Armbruster.

A new species of South American catfish was discovered during a visit to a Brazilian museum over 10 years ago. The discovery was just recently published in a research article. The article included 3 new catfish species, but most notable was one named after a Star Wars character. Pictured above is Peckoltia greedoi and Rodian bounty hunter Greedo. Yes, someone thought the new species of catfish looked like the character Greedo and that is how the fish got it name. Details on Peckoltia greedoi and the 2 other species can be found on the Peckoltia greedoi.

Discussion on catfish can be done in the General Aquaria Discussion section of the forum. For the record, Solo shot first.

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