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originally posted by: Gemwolf
originally posted by: dreamingawake
Tongue eating fish Cymothoa exigua ?
You called it!
...The tiny creature discovered in a tin of tuna by a Nottingham mother is a tongue-eating louse, scientists believe.
But the Natural History Museum said that the head probably belonged to a Cymothoa exigua, or tongue-eating louse. The parasite lives inside a fish, entering through its gills and attaching itself to its host’s tongue.
Stuart Hine, Identification and Advisory Service manager, from the Natural History Museum, in London, said: “‘From what I can see I would support the head of a Tongue-eating louse, Cymothoa exigua, or similar.
Or at the very least, the experts agree.