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The Tongue-Eating Parasite

Gross science: This parasite crawls into a fish's mouth and replaces its tongue. Enough said.

Publish Date: Topic: NatureNatureBrand: Gross ScienceGross Science
By Anna Rothschild

Meet the tongue-eating isopod, Cymothoa exigua. This marine parasite feasts on a fish's tongue and then becomes its tongue. You'll never eat seafood again.

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