Category: ANIMALS

Mar 29, 2010

The Giant Isopod

The Giant Isopod

The Giant Isopod. Scientists call it Bathynomus Giganteus. Thought to be abundant in the cold murky depths of the Atlantic Ocean, it is the largest known Isopod in the world. Let’s take a closer look at the giant isopod Photograph by Daniel Stoker French zoologist Alphonse Milne-Edwards was the first…

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Sep 13, 2009

A Tongue Eating Parasite That Becomes The Fish’s Tongue

A Tongue Eating Parasite That Becomes The Fish’s Tongue

Photograph by Matthew R. Gilligan Certainly one of the more disgusting species I’ve come across, the Cymothoa exigua or Tongue eating louse (louse being singular form of ‘lice’) is a parasitic crustacean that typically grows to 3 or 4 cm in length (1 in – 1.6 in). The parasite attaches itself at the base…

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