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11-11-2012 12:25 AM
dougolasjr I believe there is a movie that has a picture like that. Its called the Bay.

11-10-2012 10:16 AM
oliver77 it's super gross. first time heard about this louse from the movie "The bay"
11-10-2012 06:45 AM
Senior Shrimpo Ew that's super gross.... poor fish has no real way of getting it either.

I'm glad us humans have hands!
11-10-2012 04:44 AM
ValMM It's an interesting symbiotic relationship. Bug acts as tongue, both get fed.
11-10-2012 03:35 AM
wendyjo That's lousy!
11-09-2012 09:52 PM
kylehca That is horrific

sent from my iphone killer
11-09-2012 09:45 PM
angelsword Ugh poor fish
11-09-2012 09:39 PM
Darkblade48
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The fish is able to use the parasite just like a normal tongue. It appears that the parasite does not cause any other damage to the host fish.[2] Once C. exigua replaces the tongue, some feed on the host's blood and many others feed on fish mucus. This is the only known case of a parasite functionally replacing a host organ
Ewwwwww. But very cool.
11-09-2012 08:17 PM
MSG
What a nasty looking bugger....

That critter looks like a pillbug with sharp fangs for arms/claws.
11-09-2012 08:01 PM
sapphoqueen
The fish tongue-eating louse



The beast has a face!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cymothoa_exigua

"It is currently believed that C. exigua are not harmful to humans unless picked up alive, in which case they can bite"

Who bites ? The fish or the beast?


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