17:26 (GMT+2), Fri, 18 July 2014| Comments
Litarachna lopezae is the bug's name thanks to scientists working 230ft deep in treacherous waters off the coast of Puerto Rico
Sexy singer Jennifer Lopez, world famous for her looks and talent, has a new claim to fame... a bug has been named after her.
Scientists working 230ft deep in treacherous waters off the coast of Puerto Rico - where the Bronx-born singer's parents come from - came across a new species of water mite.
Because they had been listening to J-Lo's music while they worked, they all agreed the mite would be named Litarachna lopezae in her honour.
One of the biologists, Vladimir Pesic, from the University of Montenegro, said he and the other scientists had argued passionately about the World Cup - but not about the music they listened to.
"The reason behind the unusual choice of name for the new species is simple: J-Lo's songs and videos kept the team in a continuous good mood when writing the manuscript and watching World Cup Soccer 2014," he said.
"As European, I supported Germany, but the whole team was united with J-Lo songs," he wrote.
The mite was found on a coral reef in Mona Passage, a body of water separating Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
He said naming it after J-Lo was a 'small token of gratitude' for the singer of hits such as Ain't It Funny, I Luh Ya Papi and his personal favourite, All I Have.
She is not the only celebrity to have organisms named after her. Mick Jagger has a type of trilobite named after him, a spider was named after U2's Bono and a marine parasite found only in the Caribbean sea was named after Bob Marley.