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Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
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Posted:
Is this parasite messed up or what?!
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Tongue-eating bug found in fish


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The bug inside the fish

A gross creature which gobbles up a fish's tongue and then replaces it with its own body has been found in Britain for the first time.

The bug - which has the scientific name cymothoa exigua - was discovered inside the mouth of a red snapper bought from a London fishmonger.

The 3.5cm creature had grabbed onto the fish's tongue and slowly ate away at it until only a stub was left.

It then latched onto the stub and became the fish's "replacement tongue".

Scientists are very excited by the find.

Dr Jim Brock of the Horniman Museum in south London told Metro newspaper: "I have not seen this species in all my 13 years at the museum so it's a remarkable find."


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What the bug looks like

The bugs are usually found off the coast of California, so it's possible the fish was imported to the UK.

But don't be too freaked out - scientists say the creature does not pose any threat to humans and only attaches itself to fish tongues.



https://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4200000/newsid_4209000/4209004.stm
oh dear

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GnorBRONZE Member
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Lice are horrid and cooking your fish is a good idea

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Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
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Posted:
^^^ that's it then,
i'll never eat hosts' feces again!!

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falloutboySILVER Member
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Posted:
Distuuuuuuuuuurrrrrbing!

As a side note, bender seems to be missing his ... Which means we don't haveta pay those damn oppressive royalties anymore! Woo, power to the people! smile

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roarfireSILVER Member
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Posted:
That's disgusting!

*slides her dinner to the side* Eww!

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TinklePantsGOLD Member
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Posted:
*starts scratching all over*
eeewww parasites... creepy crawlies.... get it off! get it off!
*strips off and runs naked through the forums of HoP* ubblol

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GnorBRONZE Member
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Written by: bender


^^^ that's it then,
i'll never eat hosts' feces again!!





nothing worse than 3rd hand host faeces

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MynciBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Makes me glad I don't eat fish.... just keep them as nice friendly pets....

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SkulduggeryGOLD Member
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Posted:
ubblol What an amazing creature!

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Posted:
Wow, never seen anything like that before.

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Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
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Posted:
im kind of with skully - amazing creature...just kind of freakes me out tho!

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

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Posted:
*shudders*

I eat fish, but thats definatly a put off... eugh...

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IgirisujinSILVER Member
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Posted:
OH! It just came to me, all your tonge piercings hopers seem to like so much would make a lovley one bedroom flat for these paracites...

haha have I made you all paranoid now? ubblol

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CharlesBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Ok...now I feel even more grateful for my opposable thumbs.

oh and eeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

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VampyricAcidSILVER Member
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i'm with skully, hey do you think if it latched onto a human tongue it'd take control of the voice box and be able to speak and try to take over the world from its mouthy hideout???

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ficklampaBRONZE Member
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Posted:
uhm...*yuck* eek
thats really nasty.
haha nice thinking there vampyricacid:P
it would be like in the movie faculty.

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JonnyRokBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Hmmm... interesting.

The world ruled by a louse. But if we dont open our mouths it cant get in!!! wink

Everyone! Keep your mouths shut for as long as possible!

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OK, well Im hungry now so I guess there goes that plan, Im gonna go eat something, maybe some fish? ubbloco

But on a more serious note, what does it do after it replaces the tongue?

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linden rathenGOLD Member
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Posted:
i assume it eats some of what the fish eats...

mmm fish

i wonder what the louse tastes like.... tongue

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JauntyJamesSILVER Member
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Posted:
That's pretty cool!

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MikeGinnyGOLD Member
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Posted:
I find this very disturbing.

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LostSurferSILVER Member
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Posted:
Don't if anyone bought the UK guardian yesterday, but in the Weekend supplement there is a review of a book called Extreme Nature by Mark Carwadine. The Cymothoa exigua won the Most Gruesome tongue. My fave is the largest eye belonging to the collasol squid, they have only caught one intact specimen and that one was 17ft long, but they reckon they grow up 15metres (49ft)!!!

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Posted:
I saw a progtam once (kinda like an american jackass) where these guys whent to see a guy who examines dead giant squid. They tried putting one on the table and it was so slippery it fell off onto the floor and it exploded in all its rotting fish glory on the pavement. That was funny

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Jackass is american wink

That was Wildboyz... I saw that epsiode. It rocked biggrin

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Flame BoyGOLD Member
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Posted:
Hmmm, tasty!

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