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Arrowtooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) with an eye parasitized by various specimens of Phrixocephalus cincinnatus (Crustacean Pennelide)

Example Of Parasitism Parasitism Symbiosis Website Miranda S, Autotroph A Plant Capable Of Synthesizing Its Own Food From Simple, Parasitism Symbiosis,

These lil’ cuties belong to a family of creatures called parasitic crustaceans: | There Is A Parasite That Eats Tongues And Replaces Them With Terrifying Monsters

There Is A Parasite That Eats Tongues And Replaces Them With Terrifying Monsters

These lil’ cuties belong to a family of creatures called parasitic crustaceans:

Tongue-eating fish parasites never cease to amaze

This crustacean invades a fish's mouth, devours its tongue, and takes the tongue's place. It then acts like a tongue; the fish can use it to grip and swallow prey. -- I officially never want to be a fish!

The tongue eating louse is a parasite crustacean that enters through a fish's gills and attatches itself to th the base of the tongue and destroys the tongue and becomes the fish's "New tongue"

The tongue eating louse is a parasite crustacean that enters through a fish's gills and attatches itself to th the base of the tongue and destroys the tongue and becomes the fish's "New tongue"

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The Oceanic Travels of Freshwater Snails

Neritina canalis with its eggs. Each egg contains a few hundred larvae that will be washed down into the ocean. Photo from Eric Krandall Many animals do not

The parasite Cymothoa exigua (aka tongue-eating louse) enters the greater weever fish through its gills, attaches itself to the fish's tongue and then eats the tongue. Once the tongue has gone the louse clamps itself to the remaining stub of the tongue and lives in fish's mouth for the rest of its life, taking a share of food that the fish eats. The weever can apparently live in this symbiotic relationship with no ill-effects. It's the only case of a parasite replacing another animal's…

Cymothoa exigua (or the tongue-eating louse) is a parasitic crustacean of the family Cymothoidae. This parasite enters fish through the gills, and then attaches itself at the base of the fish's tongue.

Chain Moray Eel, Echidna catenata, Cozumel, Mexico

Chain Moray Eel, Echidna catenata, Cozumel, Mexico

This Sea Robin, or Gurnard, is crawling around on fin rays modified into 6 creepy legs.   gif set

Real Monstrosities - This Sea Robin, or Gurnard, is crawling around on fin rays modified into 6 creepy legs.

Orangethroat Pikeblenny Doing His Mating Dance. Photo By Todd...

Orangethroat Pikeblenny (Chaenopsis alepidota) performing mating dance, northern Sea of Cortez (Mexico)

Barnacles are not the only parasites which infest these animals, for the humpbacks, and in fact almost all the large whales, bear numbers of crab-like crustaceans (Cyamus), about half and inch in length, called “whale lice.” On the right whales these “lice” produce an irritation upon the top of the snout that a large, irregular roughened patch, called the “bonnet,” is formed: on the side of the lip and over the eyes are other and smaller patches infested with the troublesome crustaceans.

Barnacles are not the only parasites which infest these animals, for the humpbacks, and in fact almost all the large whales, bear numbers of crab-like crustaceans (Cyamus), about half and inch in length, called “whale lice.” On the right whales these “lice” produce an irritation upon the top of the snout that a large, irregular roughened patch, called the “bonnet,” is formed: on the side of the lip and over the eyes are other and smaller patches infested with the troublesome crustaceans.

The first video recording of a giant squid in its natural habitat.

This extraordinary image, captured by Japanese scientists, marks the first-ever record of a live giant squid in the wild. The mysterious deep-sea creature has inspired countless sea monster tales and a variety of scientific expeditions.

Unbelievable facts   German fisherman catches world-record 515-pound Atlantic halibut - said he thought he hooked a submarine.

German fisherman catches world-record 515 pound Atlantic Halibut -- said he thought he hooked a submarine.

It's sort of hard to observe something that dives up to 6,500 feet below the surface.

Somebody just south of New Zealand caught this Colossal Squid, but we don’t know a lot about it.

A rare 20 ft. Oarfish: The deep sea creature which has rarely - if ever - been seen alive, washed ashore in Cabo San Lucas on Friday

Rare 20-foot-long MONSTER fish shocks tourists and locals as it washes ashore in Mexico

Oarfish are considered one of the world's longest fish, reaching up to 55 feet and weighing up to 600 pounds.

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