These Parasites Are Totally Gross, So Be Thankful That They Don’t Feast On Humans

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There are some things that exist in a universe that are sum adequate to make your whole physique go “BLEGH.”

Parasites are some of those things. It’s like a universe of insects has no bounds to how sum it can get. Once we get over a ick factor, if that’s even possible, some of them are flattering fascinating, though. There’s one creepy-crawly so inventive that it uses a horde to get a food, though don’t worry. This tongue-eating louse doesn’t go after humans.

Cymothoa exigua is a parasitic isopod and it exclusively goes after fish. It enters a fish’s mouth by a gills and afterwards it does something super creepy.

Cymothoa exigua is a parasitic isopod and it exclusively goes after fish. It enters a fish's mouth by a gills and afterwards it does something super creepy.

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The bug severs a blood vessels of a fish’s tongue, causing it to tumble totally off. Gross!

The bug severs a blood vessels of a fish's tongue, causing it to tumble totally off. Gross!

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Then this tongue-eating louse takes a place of a fish’s tongue, feasting on any food a contemptible critter tries to eat. And if we consider a photos are gross, wait until we see a video on a subsequent page.

Then this tongue-eating louse takes a place of a fish's tongue, feasting on any food a contemptible critter tries to eat. And if we consider a photos are gross, wait until we see a video on a subsequent page.

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