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(YouTube)   PBS has made a cartoon explaining the tongue-eating fish parasite Cymothoa exigua (Not safe for your weak stomach)   (youtube.com) divider line 28
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The Tongue-Eating Parasite
Gross science: This parasite crawls into a fish's mouth and replaces its tongue. Enough said. Note: In this video, we refer to the parasites as "protoandritic." The real word is "protandric." We take accuracy very seriously and we apologize for the error. Thank you to the viewer who pointed this out. PRODUCTION CREDITS Produced, edited, and animated by Anna Rothschild Production Assistant Allison Eck Special Thanks Stefanie Kaiser Original Footage © WGBH Educational Foundation 2013 ADDITIONAL MEDIA CREDITS (Ceratothoa sp in Blacktail) Host: Diplodus sargus sargus (common names: blacktail or white seabream) Locality: Tsitsikamma National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa © Nico Smit
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