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Weird Creature in a Tuna Can

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posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 01:52 AM
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originally posted by: Gemwolf

originally posted by: dreamingawake
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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.
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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.
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Or at the very least, the experts agree.



According to the mom's twitter page, the company got back to her and told her their experts said it was a Megalopa: an immature crab.

A picture from her twitter feed. She named the creature Eric.
Zoe Butler


It would seem the Natural History Museum was incorrect. I wonder if they did DNA testing to determine what the creature was?
edit on 2/12/2015 by Anyafaj because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 01:45 PM
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Look at the eyes on that thing...creepy and yet I want to see if I can bounce it. it looks bouncy imo haha



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