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Published:March 22nd, 2015 11:10 EST

South American Catfish Named After Star Wars Character 'Greedo': Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Researchers named a South American catfish species based on its resemblance to an alien bounty hunter from the original Star Wars film.


The Peckoltia greedoi is a puckermouth armored catfish discovered in Brazil`s Gurupi River in 1998. Last fall researchers from Auburn University were examining the fish when they noted that it looked like Greedo, a green, bug-eyed alien bounty hunter who tries to collect on Han Solo in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope."


Catfish are bottom feeders; they eat dead material at the bottom of bodies of water. They are the most hideous creatures in the world; imagine reeling in a fish and discovering it looks like Rosie O`Donnell after she`s struck out with every girl in a lesbian bar!

But catfish taste heavenly, and I will gladly eat them as long as I don`t see them when they are caught. I would even eat a catfish that looks like Rosie O`Donnell or Greedo; they just taste so damn delicious.

I hope none of my readers has a nightmare about a mermaid that looks like O`Donnell wanting to get jiggy with them.

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