Cirolana mercuryi

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Cirolana mercuryi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Isopoda
Family: Cirolanidae
Genus: Cirolana
Species: C. mercuryi
Binomial name
Cirolana mercuryi
Bruce, 2004 [1]

Cirolana mercuryi is a species of isopod found on coral reefs off Bawe Island, (Zanzibar, Tanzania) in East Africa and named for Freddie Mercury, "arguably Zanzibar's most famous popular musician and singer".[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b Niel L. Bruce (2004). "Cirolana mercuryi sp. nov., a distinctive cirolanid isopod (Flabellifera) from the corals reefs of Zanzibar, East Africa". Crustaceana. 76 (9): 1071–1081. doi:10.1163/156854003322753420.
  2. ^ Mark Isaak (2008-12-29). "Curiosities of Biological Nomenclature".