Category: ANIMALS

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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