Cymothoa Exigua, Sex-Changing Tongue-Eating Parasites

The latest installment of PBS NOVA’s Gross Science describes the life of the cymothoa exigua, a tongue-eating parasite that lives in the mouths of fish. The strange crustaceans feed on the fish’s tongue, and can even change sex and breed in the fish’s mouth.

via io9

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