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The Tongue-Eating Parasite

  • Aired: 02/14/2013
  • 02:34
  • Rating: NR
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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Gross science: This parasite crawls into a fish’s mouth and replaces its tongue.
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