Jennifer Lopez
JLo has had her fair share of honors throughout her career. Now a group of scientists have given her another one. They named a species of water mites after her! Reuters

There are many things Jennifer Lopez has accomplished in her life, including, having a water mite named after her. It turns out that a group of scientists found a new species of this creature in a coral reef in the Mona Passage, a treacherous body of water separating Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. Vladimir Pesic, Tapas Chatterjee, Monica Alfaro and Nikolaos V. Schizas published their findings in “ZooKeys,” an online journal, describing the new species of water mite and revealing the given name.

The species was found at a depth of nearly 230 feet, the greatest depth that pontarachnid mites have been found until now, according to their study, and it was named Litarachna lopezae in honor of Jennifer Lopez. Pesic, a biologist who works at the University of Montenegro sent an email to AP explaining the odd choice for the name. "The reason behind the unusual choice of name for the new species is ... simple: JLo's songs and videos kept the team in a continuous good mood when writing the manuscript and watching World Cup Soccer 2014," he said.

He added that JLo’s music was truly what united the team, because as they watched the World Cup, they all rooted for different countries but forgot about the teams’ rivalries when Lopez’s music was on. "As European, I supported Germany, but the whole team was united with JLo songs," he wrote. Pesic added that his favorite JLo song is “All I Have.”

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